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ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

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DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT 

OF ARCHIVES AxND HISTORY OF 

THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI 



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November 1, 1911, to October 31, 1912 



An Official Guide to the Historical Materials in the 
Mississippi Department of Archives and History 



DUNBAR ROWLAND, LL. D. 
DU<ECTOR 



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ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTxMENT OF 
ARCHIVES AND HISTORY 



Department of Archives and History, 

Jackson, Miss., November i, 1912. 

To Dr. R. IV. Jones, Bishop IV. B. Miirrah, Hon. J. R. Frestc;:, 

Judge Ed-ward Mayes, Capt. IV. T. RatUff, Judge R. H. 

Thompson, Dr. F. L. Riley, Prof, G. H. Brunson and Prof. 

J. M. White, Trustees of the Mississippi Department of 

Archives and History. 

Gentlemen : — I have the honor to submit my eleventh an- 
nual report as Director of the ^lississippi Department of Archives 
and History, covering the period from November i, 191 1, to Octo- 
ber 31, 1912. 

In submitting- this aimual report of progress for 1911-12 it 
gives me pleasure to say that the activities of the Department 
have been vigorously and systematically administered during the 
past year just closed. There has been no halting along the way. 
Old undertakings have been brought to a successful conclusion, 
and others are being planned and developed, in so far as the 
means at my disposal admit. So, on the whole, we may con- 
gratulate ourselves on the accomplishment of much that is of 
permanent value to the State. \\'hile we cannot claim a uniform 
interest in the work, it may truthfully be said that we have 
developed aniong us a decided spirit in favor of tlie preservation 
of our historical sources. A\'e have realized as few States have 
done that the preservation of history is a |)roper function of 
government; we have accomplished what no other State has, since 
Vv'e have not only conccntr;ited and preserved oiu' archives, hut 
have arranged and classified them for administrative and his- 
torical purposes ; and they are now ready for use by historians 
and others seekiu''- information. This has acUled no little to the 



prestige of the State ; and if it is true, as has so often been 
said, that the care whicli a people devote to the preservation of 
their history indicates the degree of civiHzation they have at- 
tained, Mississippi need not be ashamed of her position among 
enhghtened people. Individually, I have, unmindful of any hin- 
drance or discouragement, gone straight forward in the task 
which I have undertaken, and now, after ten years of close, con- 
stant effort, have, I believe, placed the work on an equal footing 
with any of a like nature in the country. During these years 
the Mississippi Historical Department has had an active part in 
every national movement having an historical object. We have 
not been content to sit down in a spirit of provincial complacency, 
and take no part in the development of the vigorous historical 
spirit which has been awakened in our country. We have lent 
a helping hand to national and international historical move- 
ments, and in doing so have received the greatest possible good 
in return. In our co-operative work, while we have not lost sight 
of the local benefit to t>e derived from such methods, we have 
always kept in mind that our history is a part of our common 
country, and that in its preservation, as a part of a great national 
past, we were doing something in addition for the State besides 
building up merely local interests. Among the large under- 
takings in which we have borne a part are: The preparation 
by the National Government of an historical roster of officers 
and men of the Union and Confederate Armies; the movenient 
for the erection of a National Archives Ikiilding at Washington; 
the preparation of a calendar of French Archives relating to the 
histor}' of tile Mis>issif>pi \'alley ; the organization of a cam- 
paign for better care of the archives of the States; the work 
of an internatirmal conqre-^ of archivists; the effort to secure 
transcripts of all F-U^^^ix^'ln archives relating to American his- 
tory, and tiie o[)eni!ig up of ilic archives of the War Dcjxartiiient 
to investi;;ator<. Steady progress is being made in all these 
great undertakings. 

Miiiulcs, J/( r//;;;'- Hoard of Trustees. 

The I'oard oi Tru-icc- of the .Mississip[)i Department of 
Archives and lli.-tory hold it-, tenth annual meetim;' in the ofiice 



of the Director, December 5, 191 1, with the following members 
present : Judge Edward Ivlayes, Judge R. H. Thompson, Hon. 
J. R. Preston, Prof. G. H. Brunson,^ Capt. W. T. Ratliff, Mr. 
J. M. White and Dr. F. L. Riley. In the absence of Dr. R. W. 
Jones, President of the Board, Judge Edward jMayes, Vice- 
President, presided. The annual report of the Director was sub- 
mitted and approved. Upon motion of Judge Thompson, Hon, 
J. R. Preston and Mr. J. i\I. White were re-elected members of 
the Board for a term of six years beginning January i, 1912. 
Upon motion of Mr. White, Judge Mayes, Judge Thompson and 
Capt. Ratliff were appointed a legislative committee. 

Mr. Preston oft'ered the following resolution, which was car- 
ried : 

ORDER OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MISSISSIPPI DE- 
PARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, PASSED 
DECEMBER 5, 1911. 

Whereas, the Legislature at the session of 1910 provided in Chapter 
32, S. B. No. 52, that compensation should be made for preparing, editing 
and translating the documentary history of ]\Iississippi, and made an 
appropriation of twenty-four hundred dollars therefor; therefore be it 

Resolved, that the sum of six hundred dollars be allowed Dr. Dunbar 
Rowland for preparing, editing and translating Volume I of ^Mississippi 
Provincial Archives, English Dominion. 

Resohcd, that said publication be sold at the rate of three dollars 
per volume, and that the proceeds of said sale be used for the general 
maintenance of the Plistorical Department. 

On motion of Dr. Riley the Director was requested to submit 
to the next meeting the regulations governing the Department. 
After a general discussion of the historical interests of the State, 
the Board adjourned to meet in November, 1912, on a date to 
be fixed by the President. 

Dunbar Rowland^ Secretary. 

Edward Mayes, Vice-President, presiding. 

Report 0)1 Rules and Regulations. 

In com})liance with ibc rc([uest of the P>cKird to <ii1jmit the 
rules and regulations governing the Dcjiartiuent, I submit the 
toll(.)\vinLr : 



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Rules and Regulations of the Mississippi Department of Archives 

and History. 

1. This Department shall be officially known as the Depart- 
ment of Archives and History of the State of Mississippi. 

2. To carry out the purposes of the law creating the Depart-, 
ment of Archives and History of the State of Mississippi the 
Board of Trustees shall elect the following officers : A President, 
whose term of office shall be two years ; a Vice-President, whose 
term of office shall be two years ; an Executive Committee of 
three members, appointed by the President, whose term of office 
shall be two years ; a Portrait Committee of five members, two of 
whom shnll be the President of the Board of Trustees and the 
Director of the Department, appointed by the President, whose 
term of office shall be six years, and a Director of the Depart- 
ment of Archives and History of the State of Mississippi, elected 
by the Board of Trustees, whose term of office shall be six years, 
and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

3. It shall be the duty of the President to exercise all of the 
functions of a presiding ofiicer. call the regular meetings of the 
Board of Trustees, and such special meetings as the occasion may 
demand, at a request of two members of the Board of Trustees, 
at the request of the Director, or at his own discretion. 

4. The Executive Committee shall hold such meetings as 
may be requested by the Director, or as may be agreed upon 
by said committee. The committee shall have authority to 
transact for the Board of Trustees such business as may be 
brought before it by the Director, and as may need immediate 
attention. This committee shall keep a record of its transactions, 
which record shall be reported to the Board of Trustees at each 
regular meeting. The Executive Committee shall lor the Board 
select and appoint such officers or employes, in addition to tlie 
Director, as may be necessary for the work of the Department, 
and shall fix the comj^cnsation for such services. 

5. The Director of the Department of Arcliives and History 
of the Slate of Mississippi shall |)crfi:»rm such duties as are pro- 
vided for by the law creating the Department, and shall make 
annually to the I'oard at eacli regular nioeting an administrative 



and financial report of the work of the Department for the pre- 
ceding year. The Director shall be ex-officio Secretary of the 
Executive Committee. 

6. The Director of the Department of Archives and History 
of the State of Mississippi, who by law is the Secretary of the 
Board of Trustees, is hereby authorized on behalf of the Board 
of Trustees to make application to the Auditor, and with the 
approval of the Governor, draw the funds appropriated by law 
for the use of the Department. 

7. The fiscal year shall be the same as the fiscal year of the 
State, and the regular annual meeting of the Board of Trustees 
shall be held in the month of November of each year, at the time 
and place to be designated by the President. 

Officers and Committees, Board of Trustees. 

President, Dr. R. W. Jones. 
Vice-President, Judge Edward Mayes. 

Executive Couiviittee. 

Judge Edward Mayes, Judge R. H. Thompson, Hon. J. R. 
Preston. 

Portrait Committee. 

Dr. R. W. Jones, Dr. Dunbar Rowland, Judge Edward ]Mayes, 
Judge R. PI. Thompson, Bishop W. B. Murrah. 

Legislation. 

The appropriation bill for the maintenance of the Department 
for the biennial period, 191 2-13 introduced at tlie last session of 
the Legislature, did not receive as Hbcral support as has been 
accorded it in the past; a claim of economy having been preferred 
by the members which included the Historical Department of the 
State. It should, however, l)e recorded here that a large majority 
of every legislative ])ody v/hich has convenctl since the creation 
of the Department has lovall\- stood by its interests, and many 
who (h"d not at first rec(\gnize its value have been brought to 
appreciate its efforts. 



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The interst manifested by Governor Brewer, Judge Robert 
Powell, Hon. John L. Hebron, Judge R. F. Reed, Hon. A. C 
Anderson, Hon. J. E. Norwood, Hon. J. A. Ellis and Hon. W. A. 
Love, and scores of others, at the last session of the Legislature, 
should be recorded in this report, and deserves the highest com- 
mendation. In addition to the interest of those connected with the 
official life of the State, the files of the Department contain innu- 
merable letters from all classes of people throughout the State, 
and from many prominent people from all over the country ex- 
pressing warm appreciation of the Department's labors, with 
offers of assistance sliould it become necessary\ Such evidences 
of appreciation go far to stimulate one in the prosecution of any 
difficult task, and deprive criticism of its intended sting. 

Confirmation of Trustees. 

In complying with the law governing the Department which 
provides that the names of newly elected Trustees be sent to the 
Senate for confirmation, the following letter was transmitted to 
that body : 

Departiment of Archives and History, 
Jackson, Miss., January 12, 1912. 
To the Soiatc of the State of Mississippi. 

1 have the honor to inform the Senate that at a meeting held by the 
Bortrd of Tni-tees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and His- 
tory, December 5, 191 1. lion. J. R. Preston and ls\r. J. ]\r. White were 
thcted trr.stocs of sa'd Department for a term of six years beginning 
January i, 1912. 

Av proviile<l by hiw, the names of the trustees-elect are hereby sub- 
mitted to the Senate for confirmation. 

Vc-ry respectfully yours, 

DuN'BAR R«')\vi.AND, Secretary Board of Trustees. 

In due course of business, Mr. White and Mr. Preston were 
C()iil'.r;iU'd as Trustees of the Department from January i, 1912. 
lo January i, 19 kS. 

Clns-^'if: cation of State ArcJiiz'cs. 

Ilk- cla>>it"ication of the Department's Archives has been vig- 
'T'-udy C'.iu'aicted ^ince the last report on this subject, and, so 



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soon as the work is completed, the next large undertaking in this 
connection is the preparation of helps in the use of the archives 
for administrative and historical purposes, and this will be taken 
up immediately. 

From time to time, in these reports, I have referred in a 
general way to the method used in the classification of our 
archives, but as the work assumes permanent shape it is well to 
treat the subject in greater detail, in order that others may 
have the benefit of our experience. 

In the study and care of original documentary records I am 
more convinced every day that, in the classification of large col- 
lections of archives, simplicity of arrangement is the great object 
to attain. A great m.any mistakes have been made by archivists 
in attempting to adapt library methods of classification to archive 
collections, and these mistakes have been made in two directions — 
first in attempting an alphabetical arrangement, and second ac- 
cording to the subject-matter of each document. The result of 
such attempts has been to involve the investigator in a hopeless 
maze of confusion. It may be set down as an axiom of archive 
administration that library methods of classification are entirely 
unsuited to the arrangement of manuscript material for use. 

In the beginning of our classification work we were advised 
to api>ly library methods to the problem, but the objections were 
so many and the difficulties so great that the suggestion was 
never seriously considered. 

The object to be attained in the arrangement of all govern- 
mental archives is to classify them in such a manner that the 
documents will tell the story, in an historical way, of the progress 
and development of the State and the people from the beginning. 

The historv- of Mississippi naturally divides itself into three 
periods — that is. provincial or c^'lonial. territorial, and State, and 
the arrangement of the State's historical records are grou[)cd un- 
der three grand divisions arranged chronologically. In the pro- 
vincial period the records consist of three classes, writings from 
tlu' (itu-cnior of the pro\-ince to the hi 'mo govcrnm^MU. writings 
from the home government to the Governor, and legi>lati\-e pro- 
ceerlings. These records are in tlie sha[)e of transcripts from the 
archives of France. Fngland and Spain, and tbey are arranged in 



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three series, i, 2 and 3; i for the French, 2 for the English and 
3 for the Spanish. Each series is in bound volumes with a chro- 
nological arrangement with a nimiber for each volume. The 
records of the territorial and State periods are arranged in the 
same way in cardboard jackets. Each series has its letter to 
designate it; each jacket has its number. To illustrate: the 
records of the Territorial period are arranged in five series, Exec- 
utive, Legislative, Judicial, Auditors and Treasurers, with a letter 
for each series and a number for each jacket in the series. The 
recorcLs of the State period are arranged in a series for each office 
of the State Government. In all series there is a chronological 
arrangement of each document. In other words, the records 
of the departments and offices of the State Government are ar- 
ranged just as if they had been carefully and systematically ar- 
ranged from the beginning. In this way the continuity of each 
office has been preserved ; not only this, but the progressive steps 
of the State and its people along all lines of development may be 
investigated in a logical, systematic way. 

To say that the work of classification in the Mississippi His- 
torical Department has been one of unusual magnitude would 
not be anything more than the truth. To arrange twenty tons 
of mantiscripts extending over a century, and in a state of in- 
dcscriljablc confusion, was an undertaking that required time, 
thought, cncrg}', and an outlay of m.oney, and I doubt that the 
general public has ever realized how important such work is in 
a Department of History. I cannot leave this subject without 
commending in the highest terms the zeal, earnestness and intel- 
ligence of .Miss Alice C. Chase and Miss Frances H. Walthall 
in assisting in this work, the value of which will become more and 
more apparent as the years go by. 

Transcripts of European Archives. 

Another important undertaking in which the Department has 
been eni;aged for the past six years has l)ccn brought to a suc- 
cessful conrhi^icti ; that is the work of -ccuring tran.-cripts from 
the bVench, English and Sjianish Archives of essential documents 
relating to Mississip[)i ]ii>tory. The cohection from which these 
transcripts were taken are lun(knnental soiuxes of our histor>-; 



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these have been listed and described in other reports, and it is un- 
necessary to extend the details. The completion of this under- 
taking gives the State of Mississippi a complete collection of 
documentary material relating to its history from 1678, when the 
King of France gave permission to La Salle to discover the west- 
ern part of New France, until 1798, when Mississippi Territory 
was organized. This, with our collection of original records, 
gives us a complete chain of documents from the earliest plans 
for the occupation of the countrv' to the present time. 

It should be borne in mind, in this connection, that all 
known sources relating to the DeSoto expedition have been 
printed ; and while our history, from the standpoint of exploration, 
begins in 1540, when DeSoto entered what is now the State of 
Mississippi, it was unnecessary to secure copies of the original 
material relating to that tragic march through the Lower South. 

I do not know of another State in the Union which has a 
complete set of transcripts of its colonial records. 

Jeiferson Davis Papers. 

The collection of Jefferson Davis papers has been continued 
since the last report on this subject, and, though we have been 
hampered by lack of funds during the past year, much success 
has attended the undertaking since its inception. ^lany original 
letters have been secured and transcripts of all the Davis material 
in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress have been 
obtained. These transcripts consist of letters from the papers 
of Burton N. Hattison, Private Secretary of President Davis, and 
Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War in the Cabinets of Presi- 
dents Lincoln and Johnson. The letters in the Stanton collection 
include many from Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis written after the fall 
of Richmond and intercepted by P'ederal soldiers. The Davis 
collection now amounts to a1)out fifteen huiulrcd papers. be,c:in- 
ning in 1844 and ending in 1889. It is the purpose of the De- 
partment to continue this work until every known letter fr(^m 
Mr. Davis has been collected. The publication of this material in 
connection with the Life of tiie President of the Confederacy 
is an undertaking of the highest importance to a proper under- 
standing of the causes of the Civil War. 1\vo of the great essen- 



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tials in the history of the country from 1840 to 1870 are pubHca- 
tions dealing with the careers of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. 
Lee. While it is a difficult task, I believe that it is one that can 
and will be accomplished by this generation, although it is held 
by many distinguished historians that we are too close to the 
events to give them proper treatment. 

Use of Department's Collections. 

The collections of the Department have been more extensively 
used by visiting historians during the past year than ever before. 
Dr. William E. Dodd, of the University of Chicago, has collected- 
material for a life of Robert J. Walker; Dr. Justin H. Smith, of 
Boston, for a history of the War with Mexico; Dr. Isaac J. Cox, 
of the University of Cincinnati, for Spain in the Lower South ; 
Dr. Clarence E. Carter, of Miami University, for the English Do- 
minion in tlie Lower South ; Prof. Cleo Hearon, for the Secession 
Movement in the South. In additioii, much data has been fur- 
nished historians by correspondence. Investigators have ex- 
pressed themselves as astonished at the ease with which they are 
furnished data impossible to be had elsewhere, and at the entire 
absence of restrictions in their work. We have no secret archives 
in the Department ; everytliing is open to the serious student. 

Portrait of Gov. A. J. McLaitrin. 

The Department's collection of historical portraits has had a 
notable addition made to it during the past year. The family 
of Gov. A. J. McLaurin has presented an excellent likeness of him 
in oil, and it now has a place in the State's Hall of Fame. The 
portrait is one of the best in the collection. This gift of the son 
and daugliters of Gr>v. ?\[cLaurin is highly appreciated. 

Since the adoption of the rule to accept only the portraits of 
deceased Mississip|)ians f(^r tiiis collection, no likenesses of tlie 
living have been received. 

In order that portraits of the Governors may be secured for 
future use it miidU be well to place their portraits in tlic Crov- 
ernor's reception room. It is the wish of the Department to have 
them in the future, and if this plan meets with the approval of 
the Governor, it miglit be adopted. 



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Provin cial A rch ivcs. 

About two hundred volumes of Volume i, Provincial Archives, 
English Dominion, have been distributed complimentary to State 
officials, members of the Legislature and Trustees of the Depart- 
ment, and a number of volumes have been used for exchange 
purposes. I have not as yet disposed of those intended for sale ; 
this feature, however, shall receive attention. The volume has 
been well received and has been used by historians in their work. 

Official and Statistical Register, igi2. 

The preparation and publication of the Official and Statistical 
Register for 1912 has occupied much of the attention of the De- 
partment during the past year. The greater part of the copy has 
been in the hands of the printer since early in June. Hovv'ever, 
the difficulty in securing all material promptly has delayed it. 
The volume will be ready for distribution by December i, 191 2. 
The Register, in addition to its permanent features, offers much 
new material to the student of Mississippi history. It will be 
distributed in the usual way, a certain number of volumes being 
sent to members of the Legislature for distribution in the coun- 
ties. State officials, schools and libraries and a limited number 
of individuals out of the State will receive the work. In the 
preparation of the Ofiicial Register great credit is due ^Irs. Row- 
land for the valuable aid in the preparation, revision and editing 
of material, the reading of proof and many endless details con- 
nective with the work. And, though not now connected with the 
Department in an official capacity on account of other duties, she 
continues to crive valuable service in the development of many of 
its activities. In view of her long and loving service in the De- 
partment and devotion to its progress, I think that T may be par- 
doned for saying that few women have done more than she for 
the preservation and encouragement of •Mississippi history. 

IVar Depart)ncnt Records. 

It will be recalled that this Department has, for many years, 
been active in a movement looking to the opening up of the 
records of the War Department at Washington to historians, seek- 



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ing information which could be found nowhere else. These 
records have been sealed up for years, much to the disadvantage 
of historical undertakings of an important nature. In the prepara- 
tion of the Militai-y History of Mississippi access to the records 
of the War Department was very necessary in order that it might 
be a full and complete account of the part taken by Mississippians 
in the war of 1812, the Seminole War, the War with Mexico, and 
the Civil War. I applied to the Adjutant-General for permission 
to examine the desired documents ; and in view of the fact that 
I had been instrumental in having a bill passed by Congress 
authorizing the preparation of an historical roster of the officers 
and men of the Union and Confederate Armies under the direc- 
tion of the Adjutant-General, and had allowed him to make 
copies of our Confederate rolls, I had a right to expect that our 
request would be granted. My request, however, was refused. 
The matter was taken up with the President and with the Secre- 
tary of War without results. I then went to Washington and 
made a personal appeal to the President, but still the records re- 
mained closed. Our Senators and Congressmen were consulted, 
but nothing could be done. It seems strange that such conditions 
could exist for twenty-five years, as the custodian of public 
records openly defying the clear mandate of statute law. In the 
beginning it was suspected that the rule was applied only in 
certain cases, but its application seems to have been universal. 
It only remained to be patient and try to arouse public opinion. 
This was finally accomplished with the aid of the New York 
Evening Post and The Natio}i. In the beginning of the present 
year the Adjutant-General was suspended from duty by the 
President, and, in the face of a court-martial, was relieved from 
service. The story of the beginning of our campaign for a fairer 
administration of tiie records of the War Department may l>e 
found in my Sixth Annual Report, pages 2^-1,2. In looking over 
the correspondence this paragraph appears: "This letter may 
place me out of harmony with the War DcfKirtmcnt, but the 
tiirc will siuH'h- cnnio when its records will be unhealed to those 
who have a right to use tliem." l^he records of the Department 
are now open to any accredited investigator; Mississippi is largely 
interested in these important documents. 



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The time is now ripe for securing copies of all Mississippi Con- 
federate Rolls in the War Department for use in this Department. 
The work can be done for a few thousand dollars, and if the funds 
are provided by the Legislature the rolls may be secured within 
six months after the appropriation is made. 

National Archive Building. 

In the last report an account was given of the movement for 
the erection in Washington of a National Archive Building. A 
bill for that purpose was introduced in the last Congress, and it 
will again come before the December session. There is a strong 
sentiment in favor of the mea'^ure, and its supporters will make 
every possible effort to secure its passage. Our Senators and 
Congressmen are inclined to favor it, and Senator Williams has 
secured the attention of the Senate to its merit. It is admitted 
on all sides that archive conditions in Washington reflect upon 
the intelligence of the country, and that as people proud of our 
history we cannot allow such conditions to continue. This De- 
partment has been active in its advocacy of a National Archive 
Building for many years. 

Calendar of French Archives. 

The preparation of a calendar of French Archives concerning 
the history of the Mississippi Valley, which was adopted upon 
the suggestion of this Department by the States of the jNIissis- 
sippi \^alley, is now nearing completion. It is the greatest work 
yet undertaken by American scholars upon the sources of our 
history in European archives. 

Portrait of Bishop Charles B. Gallozvay. 

That a portrait of Bishop Charles B. Galloway should be placed 
in the State Hall of Fame does not admit of question. Few men 
have done more for Mississippi than this great man. As a mem- 
ber of this Board he was an inspiration to us all. 

Donatio}is aiid Loa)is. 
Some interesting historical relics have been presented and 
loaned to the Department during the past year, among the most 
valuable of these are: 

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Walking stick, presented by Marquis Lafayette to Gov. Walter 
Leake, presented by Mrs. B. C. Buckley. 

Indian hatchet and club, presented by Hon. W. A. Love, of 
Columbus. 

Copy of Thomas A. Kempis' ''Meditations of Qirist," used 
by Jefferson Davis during his imprisonment at Fortress Monroe. 

Jet bracelet and watch chain, carved by a Confederate prisoner 
at Fort Delaware. 

Scene in officers' prison at Fort Delaware, made in 1864 by 
C. Foster, a Confederate soldier. Preserved by Mrs. Austin W. 
Smith, of Natchez, Miss., and presented by Mrs. Alice Quitman 
Loveli, of that place. 

Three good specimens of Indian potter}^ loaned by W. T. 
Foster, of Rockmort, Ga. 

Badge worn by escort of the remains of Jefferson Davis for 
final interment at Richmond, presented by Gen, S. W. Ferguson. 

Spanish bits of 1750 and 1785, presented by Flon. G. A. 
Hobbs. 

Part of steam cylinder of the Federal gunboat DeKalb, sunk 
by the Confederates in the Yazoo River in 1864, i^4 miles below 
Yazoo City, presented by W. G. Deles, of Yazoo City. 

Sword of W\ H. M. Tyson, Thirty-second Mississippi Regi- 
ment, Infantry, presented by J. H. Tyson. 

Indian axe, presented by B. F. Smith, of Scott County. 

s\ Spanish halbert of the DcSoto expedition of 1540. discov- 
ered in Lowndes County, Miss., presented by Flon. W. A. Love. 

Indian celt, presen.ted by Hon. W. A. Love. 

Indian celt, presented by Hon, R. S. xMexander, of Tipton 
County. 

Fire extinguisher from the battleship Maine, presented by 
Talbert Stevens and F. L. Lavery. 

Snuff" box and lock of hair of Gen. Andrew Jackson, loaned 
by T. J. Wharton, of Jackson. 

In conclusion, I beg to call your attention to the election of a 
President and X'icc-IVesidcnl, which is in order at tliis meeting, 
to serve from January i. 101 j, to January i, 1014. 
Respectfully sul)mittc(l, 

DuN]5AR Rowland, Director. 



TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT 

OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY OF 

THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI 



November 1, 1912, to October 31, 1913 



DUNBAR ROWLAND, LL. D. 
DIRECTOR 



Nashvm I.K, Tknn. 

Brandau-Ck.\ig-Di<:kkrson Com r any 

1914 



TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
ARCHIVES AND HISTORY 



Department of Archives and History, 

Jackson, Miss., November i, 1913. 
To Dr. R. IV, Jones, Bishop W. B. MurraJi, Hon. J. R. Preston, 
Judge Edivard Mayes, Capt. IV. T. Ratliff, Judge R. H. 
Thompson, Dr. F. L. Ivilcy, Prof. G. II. Briinson and Prof. 
J. M. White, Trustees of the Mississippi Department of 
Archives and History. 

Gentlemen: — I have the honor to submit my twelfth annual 
report as Director of the Mississippi Department of Archives 
and History, covering- the period from November i, 1912, to Octo- 
ber 31, 1913. 

A Retrospect. 

This, the twelfth annual meeting of the Trustees of the Mis- 
sissippi Department of Archives and History, brings to a close 
an important period in the progress of the work in which we 
have been engaged for the past twelve years. The termination 
of a six-years' period marks the end of the official term of the 
Director of the Department, and affords an opportunity for what 
is known in the business world as stock taking. A backward 
glance over the progress of a work like this will, I am sure, serve 
to increase our intere-t and zeal in its future prosecution. 

At the outset I think tliat I may say w^ith proj^riety tliat no 
Board of Trustees charged by the State with imp'irtant duties 
and functions has been more earnest, faithful and intelligent in 
the discharge of public duty than this one has been throughout its 
connection with this Departmctit. During a period of twelve 
years many of you have been present at every meeting, and dur- 
ing that entire time there has been an average attendance of eight 
members at all annual meetings out oi a j)ossible attendance of 



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nine. There has been unusual unanimity upon all questions and 
policies in the administration of the Department's affairs, and it 
would be difficult to estimate how greatly the Director has been 
encouraged and stimulated by the approval and support of this 
body of intelligent, patriotic men. But there is even a more im- 
poitant phase of our work. I have always believed that this 
Department was the product of one of the worthiest aspirations 
of our State life, and that it expressed, as nothing else could have 
done, respect for those who made our institutions. There has 
never been a selfish nor a sordid thought in connection with the 
movement, and all its efforts have been prompted by a desire to 
accomplish something for the State's best interests, and to leave 
some sure foothold for those who come after us. Surely there 
is a call for each of us to do something for the State which is our 
home, and upon which our affections are centered. 

It is not my purpose to recount in detail the varied activities 
of this Department since its organization, Alarch 14, 1902. These 
appear in the eleven preceding annual reports. The record of 
that period has been given in detail, and a perusal of it will show 
that many of the most diflicult problems which confronted us 
have been solved by patient study and industry. Twelve years 
ago the State of Mississippi was in the distressing position of pay- 
ing little attention to history preservation. The Historical 
Society had begun its good work, and had secured the official 
recognition of the State in the form of an appropriation to aid 
in the printing of its publications, but the real problems of archive 
preservation and adn^.inistration were,-.- untouched. All this has 
undergone a change, and the State is at present regarded in his- 
torical circles everywhere as being in a position of leadership in 
methods, in collecting and publishing, and in promoting the his- 
torical movement in the country. I think that we may say with- 
out boasting tliat tlie small apj'ropriations which we liave re- 
ceived from year to year have been used in sucli a manner as to 
bring about results which have left a permanent impress, not only 
upon our own State. Inn ui)')n others in e\ery part of the country. 
Our w(M-k has been ac^'niplislicd by a united elTort upon the part 
of all connected \\'i\\ it. it niaintiins a \\vm hold u\h-)u the atTcc- 
tions of tlie piople e>f the .^tate, and there is everv reason to 



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believe tliat the next six-years' period will be one of still greater 
influence. 

While the past two years may doubtless be remembered in the 
history of the Department as lean years, there is reason for tlie 
statement that the progress of the period will compare favorably 
with any like time in the past. It has been our policy to use the 
means placed at our disposal to the best possible advantage, to 
make no complaint, and to put forth such efforts as would, in a 
measure, compensate for the loss of material aid. The spirit we 
bring to the work, its character and accuracy, are, after all, the 
main essentials, and I think that it can be said that the year 1912- 
1913 has not only been one of unusual interest, but one of sus- 
tained effort and progress. 

Meeting of Board of Trustees. 

The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of 
Archives and History held its eleventh annual meeting in the Hall 
of History, November 20, 191 3, with the following members 
present : 

Judge Edward Mayes, Capt. W. T. Ratliff Judge R. H. 
Thompson, Mr. J, M. White, Dr. F. L. Riley, Prof. G. H. Brun- 
son and Hon. J. R. Preston. In the absence of Dr. R. W. Jones, 
President of the Board, Judge Edw^ard T\Iaycs, Vice-President, 
presided. The annual report of the Director was read and a|>- 
proved. The term of Dr. R. W. Jones, as President of the Board, 
having expired. Judge Edward ^dayes was unanimously elected 
to succeed him. Reference was made to the long and patriotic 
service of Dr. R. W. Jones as a member of the Board, and the 
Secretary w^as requested to express to him the affection and love 
of his colleagues on the Board. Capt. W. d\ Ratliff was unani- 
mously elected V'icc-Prcsident to succeed Judge Edward ATayes. 
A communication was submitted by the Secretar\- from Mrs. 
Annie Mims Wright, }^lrs. Lily Wilkinson Thompson, ^liss Bessie 
Cary Lemly and Mrs. Carrie W. Ramsey, representing the Missis- 
sippi ]'\^deration of Women's Clubs and the Peyton Memorial 
("omuiittee. olTering to donale an cil [x-rtrait of Mrs. .\nnie '^\de- 
man Peyton to the Department to l)e hung in the Slate's Hall <^f 
h'ame. Upon motion it was mianimously accepted, ruul the Sec- 



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retary was requested to express the thanks of the Board to the 
ladies representing- the donors for their patriotic action in con- 
ferring upon one who did so much for the estabhshment of the 
Mississippi Industrial Institute and College. After an interesting 
discussion of the historical work of the State the Board adjourned 
until the next annual meeting. 

Boston Meeting of the A}nenean Historical Association. 

The annual meeting- of the American Historical Association 
is a great source of inspiration to the State historians of the 
United States, and I have been glad to attend its meetings and 
take a modest part in its proceedings since my election as the 
Director of this Department. By associating with the historians, 
archivists, collectors, secretaries of historical societies, and teach- 
ers of history throughout the country, an accumulation of knowl- 
edge may be had which it might take years to gain in other ways; 
with that idea in mind it has 1)ccn my custom annually, regard- 
less of physical comfort or health, to attend the meetings of the 
association. The t\vcrit\--sevcnth annual meeting was held in the 
city of Boston, December 27-31, 1912, under the joint au>:pices of 
Harvard University and the ?^lassachusetts Historical Society. 
An exceedingly interesting program was provided, and the general 
session and the sectional conferences were full of interest. It was 
my pleasure to read a paper u|>oii the methods of archive admin- 
istration in this Department, and to make the annual report of 
the committee on co-operation of historical societies and agen- 
cies in the United States. 

Classification of State ArcJiiz'Cs. 
In the report <'f last year it was stated that the work of classifi- 
cation, which has been in [jrogress since our coming into the new 
Ca})itol, was n^ ariiig liie end, and tliat immedialely after tlie com- 
pletion of the w'»ik the ])reparaii(>n of gui<lcs. tables of contents, 
and c'Jier !:^-'' ■• m ih: use 01' the archives for aclmmistrat'vc and 
historical {)urpr>ses Nvmild begin. This important classitication 
v/ork has l)een lini-hed and the work on guides and helps has 
been under w;i\- :'"i the pa>t six mi)ntlis. When this i- completed 
the next large undertaidng nl importance will be the nriunting 
of all our nianu-enpi eullection.s in bt^und volumes. This m'nn.it- 



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ing and binding will add notliing- to the acessibility of the archives, 
as the materials are now as readily accessible as an accurate chro- 
nological classification can make them, but it will add greatly to 
their safekeeping, future security and lasting qualities. 

It is certainly a great satisfaction to us to see so many of our 
aims and hopes realized in a comparatively short period of time. 
Now that most of our difficulties have been cleared away upon 
questions of the practical administration of the archives of the 
Department, I am free to confess that when I removed twenty 
tons of manuscripts from the old Capitol into the new, all of 
which w?s in a state of decay and confusion from barbaric treat- 
ment, my mind was full of doubts as to the feasibility of ever 
bringing order and system out of such confusion. It is hard to 
realize now the true condition of affairs ; it was certainly not 
adequately described in my annual reports, as I find from a recent 
survey of them. I can account for the rosy view^ of conditions as 
they existed in the beginning only upon the theory that it was 
best to put on a good face and cultivate an optimistic spirit, even 
if the heart was faint over the task in hand. 

While in a reminiscent mood, may I recall a little incident of 
our first meeting? Some of you may remember the first meeting 
of the Board in our temporary quarters in the old Capitol seven 
months after the establishment of the Department. General Lee 
and Bishop Galloway, the two men whose names appear so often 
in our departmental annals, were beaming with joy and enthu- 
siasm over wdiat had been accomplished. I had actually been 
inhaling dirt and foul odors for six months in my efforts to 
make a display of the interesting manuscripts which had been 
rescued irom ilic lluors and corners of the attic. These were 
sf)read out f(}r inspection on some improvised tables, and in the 
midst of my enthusiastic comments on the rich store of records 
which lay hidden away in old goods boxes, General Lee remarked 
that it would be wise for me to increase the insurance on my life. 
^»s it v.\as certainly being endangered ]))- mv daily occupation. 
i'iU 1 li,-i\-c si!r\-i\\d in spite m{ it. ;\nd am of the (>ninion that 
the archivist, at least, is a ci^ntirmation of the old colloquial 
proverb that every man nuist cat his ])eck of dirt. 



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Extent of the State Archives. 

From time to time I have made such comments on the State 
archives as could be made from partial investigations. Now, that 
all the collections have been carefully classified and filed, I am in 
a position to go into the subject of the extent of the archives 
in a more crinpreliensive manner. A complete list of the titles 
of the archive files as tllc^• now appear on the shelves of th^e Hall 
of Histor)^ is made an appendix to this report. The completion of 
such a compilation as this is not common in archive administra- 
tion in the United States. Such a report on concentrated and 
clc'ssified archives hn< never before Ijcen made by any State in the 
American Union, so far as I know. 

It has been a matter of concern to all of us to know the 
extent of the loss from the State's archives arising from want of 
care and attention from 1822, when the archives were brought to 
Jackscii. to the establishment of this Department in 1902. It was 
reasonable to suppose that serious breaks would appear in the 
series of documents which have been accunuilating in the various 
departments of tlie State government, and it has been found that 
such a condition docs exist, although it is not so serious as might 
be expected from the treatment given them. Classification re- 
veals the fact that the archives from 1798 to, say 1818, are the 
completest. This is ratlier a natural condition of affairs ; as the 
custodians of records are apt to regard documents which deal 
with the beginning of State life with some degree of reverence. 
Even the dullest mind would be impressed with the importance of 
carefully preserving the early territorial records, but it would 
require some imag-ination and \'ision for a public official to sec 
that the records wliich he himself is making are of equal impor- 
tance with those that go before, and that they, too, will some day 
l)ccnmc va!nrd;)le. Aiul that is the great trouble in the proper care 
and preservation of St;ite archives. W'e lose sight of the fact that 
the present is tlie time wlien carelessness and neglect are most 
potent for damage. 

If records are carek^-sl\ kept as thcv are made and received 
by the varirnis departmems. it is the most natural thing in the 
world for their eii<tn,lians to regard them as of little value: o\\ 
the other hand, ii care and atteiUiiMi are i^iven them those who 



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come after are not only impressed with the thought that here is 
something that must be carefully guarded and preserved, but the 
investigation of past events will be made easy for all historical 
and business purposes. 

While there has been considerable loss of the State's archives 
in the past, it has not been of such a nature as to seriously impair 
the historical value of the collection. Down to about 1850 it was 
the custom of the Governors of the State to carefully record all 
letters sent out, and all other official transactions which were 
not recorded by the Secretary of State, in record books prepared 
for the purpose. There are some links missing, however, in this 
chain of records. In ihe territorial period the executive journal 
kept by Cato West, as acting Governor from October i, 1S04, to 
May 10, 1805, is missing, but I have succeeded in locating the copy 
of the journal, which was required by law to be sent to the office 
of the Secretary of State, at Washington, D. C. A copy of this 
record can be secured without very much expense. There is 
another break in the executive journals of the territorial period, 
during the administration of Gov. David Holmes, from April 14, 
1814, to December 10, 1817, or the last three years of the territo- 
rial period. These losses w^ere discovered very early in my in- 
vestigations, and I searched for years in the State Department 
at Washington for the transcripts which were sent to the Depart- 
ment by the Secretary of Mississippi Territory before finding 
them. The break in the journal of Governor Holmes is serious, 
as the missing parts relate to a very interesting period- in the 
history of the State, that is the agitation for and the admission 
of the State into the Union. 

The loss of any original record of that time is, from the stand- 
point of the archivist and lover of manuscripts, a matter of serious 
concern, but from an historical standpoint it is not so serious, 
since a copy of the missing manuscripts may be secured from 
the State Department. 

The letters to the territorial officials have been carefully pre- 
served, pnd there seems to be little or no loss from these collec- 
tions. The lavs in tl;o ori--iii;d manuscript fr(^m iJ'k) to 1S17 are 
full and complete. It is fortunate that these laws have been pre- 
served, as there are few printed co])ies in the State House, and, so 



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far as 1 know, there is not a full set of the laws of ^Mississippi 
Territory in existence in one place in the world. The legislative 
archives of the territorial period, consisting of bills, reports, reso- 
lutions, petitions, journals and miscellaneous items are quite full 
and have few breaks among them. 

The archives of the State period 1817-igoo are not so com- 
plete as the territorial. There seems to have been a considerable 
loss of records from the period 1817-1839; and this ma}- be ac- 
counted for by the fact that there was no permanent seat of 
government from 1817 to 1822. After the permanent seat of 
government was fixed at Jackson the accommodations for the 
various public departments were very rude and primitive. The 
Legislature met in the capitol building of 1822-1839, but the 
various offices were housed in rude buildings near the northeast 
corner of Capitol and President streets, where the little capitol 
was located. This condition of affairs continued until 1839, when 
the old capitol building, which stands at the head of Capitol Street, 
was occupied. In moving into the capitol of 1839- 1903 there was 
some destruction of records which were deemed of little im- 
portance. The idea of public records in that day was that only 
those records originating at the hands of public oflicials them- 
selves were of any value, and that the general correspondence 
coming into the offices was hardly worthy of preservation. There 
is evidence that when the various State departments were removed 
to the Capitol in 1839 ''n^'^^iy precious documents were left behind 
in the vacated quarters. Idie archives from 1839 ^^ i^C^i were 
fairly well preserved ; there was some loss during that period, 
but it is not very great. When the citv of Jackson was captured 
by the l^cdcral army in 1863 there was some wanton destruction 
of the State archives. I have found in many bound volumes that 
pages li."\"c- ])i;en torn oiu : and as a reminder of the destroyer 
these words are frequently found written across the mutilated 
pages: "Remember Grant." "Remember Sherman," "Remember 
U. S." The archives of the war period are surprisingly complete 
when we think of the manv vicissitu<lc^ through which lliey 
passed, (iovernor Pettu< ]\:\d the records in dailv use m<>\-e.l to 
jVlcridian, I'aUerpri^e, Macon and C(^lumbus. in th.e order named. 
The records of the war pcri^ul are fa^t fading away on account 



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of the worthless ink that was used. This condition has been 
brought to the attention of the Legislature, and efforts have been 
made to secure a special appropriation to preserve them, without 
results. The records of the reconstruction period, iSGS-iSyo, 
were not properly preserved. Governor i\mes returned the execu- 
tive archives of his office, consisting of letter books, reports, 
orders, etc., to the Historical Society about the year 1900, and 
these are nov/ on file in the Department. The archives from 1875 
to 1895 were not properly preser\^ed. After 1900 the records of 
the State arc in tlie ofiices of original deposit. 

It may be well in this connection to state that there has not 
been a complete concentration of the State's archives in this De- 
partment for the very good reason that the capacity of its rooms 
is not sufficient to properly care for them. We have records from 
all the departments of the State government which were secured 
when we began our work, but our limited floor space has pre- 
vented further accessions. 

As a final word on the subject of the extent of the Mississippi 
archives, it may be accurately reported that the State has a most 
valuable and interesting documentary record of its past. It is a 
matter for rejoicing that it has been saved from destruction. It 
is gratifying, too, to know that our archives have been organized 
and administered in such a way as to receive the commendation 
of historians and expert archivists. Present conditions have 
reached a stage when they can be easily preserved for the use 
of the remotest posterity. 

Physical Condition of Archives. 

Some slight information as to the physical condition of our 
archives has been given in these reports, but it was necessarily 
meagre and incomplete. It was only after a complete survey had 
been made that accurate facts could be given as to the damage to 
which the records had been subjected in the past. To give them 
worse treatment than that which was visited upon them would 
be diffirnlt; in manv instances it ^nlv stopj^ed short of actual 
destruction, and the bad effect is evident. But for the superior 
quality of paper and ink used for record puri)(~)ses in the early 
history of Mississippi the archives of that time would now be 



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only a tradition. In addition to the damage done by rude treat- 
ment, the paper moth has been busy in his task as a destroyer of 
history. 

In the course of the work of classification some simple repair- 
ing and re-enforcing have been done, but there yet remains repair 
work of considerable magnitude. This feature will receive atten- 
tion in connection with mounting the manuscripts in bound vol- 
umes. 

Records of Other Departments. 

It gives me pleasure to report that the records of the State in 
other departments arti now better kept than they liavc ever been 
before. This condition may be attributed to a large extent to the 
existence of this Department. It has never been the disposition 
of the Director to become officious, but through various kindly 
suggestions other departments have been led to take pride in the 
administration of the records in their custody. It is a matter 
of common knowledge that this improvement has extended to 
the custodians of county, municipal and other public and corpo- 
rate records. 

Official and Statistical Register of igi2. 

This quadrennial jniblication of the Historical Department is 
the most popular book that we prepare and distribute. Since the 
publication of the first issue in 1904, about 6,500 volumes of the 
Reg'ister have been distributed to lil.)raries, historical departments 
and societies, and in the homes of tlie people of Mississippi. The 
appeal of the publication was intended to be popular; its purpose 
is to provide readily accessible information about the State of 
j\Iississi])pi, its peoj^lc. go\'eriimcnt. institutions, history, indus- 
tries, advantage-- and ])r gress. It is the only official publication 
that is widely distributed among the T'eople, and it is the only one 
for which the demand is greater tlian the supply. 

The Official and Statistical Register for IQ12 was received 
from the i^ubli^hcrs in noccml)er. i()i2. and its distribution began 
at once. It has beou received with sincere expressions of ap- 
proval. 



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Future Puhlications. 

The publications of the sources of the history of Mississippi 
will, in the future, occupy more and more the attention of the 
Department. This work, in the past, has had to wait, to some 
extent, upon the conclusion of the undertaking of transcribing the 
sources of provincial history in European archive repositions. 
Now that these activities have reached completion, in so far as the 
most important sources are concerned, a regular series of volumes 
of documentary history will be prepared and published annually. 
These volumes, in connection with registers, reports and occa- 
sional bulletins, will constitute the future publications of the De- 
partment. 

The established policy of publishing freely reports on the State 
archives has added greatly to the popularity of the historical work 
of the State. Two lines of action suggested themselves in the 
beginning; tlie first was to confine our efforts exclusively to col- 
lecting and preserving historical materials, the second to preserve 
and publish at the same time. Under the first plan we might have 
worked here for years without any one knowing anything aljout 
our historical sources, and even our own people would have 
known of it only in a hazy sort of way. When we published a 
report six months after the Department was organized the people 
realized at once what we were about and scholars and historians 
ever}^where affirmed that we were engaged in one of the most 
important, intellectual and cultural undertakings of the present 
day. 

Tronscripts of Provincial Archives. 

The completion of our q-reat work of securing transcripts of 
all available sources of our history from the archives of England, 
France and Spain v/as reported to the last meeting of the Board. 
Since that time other valuable, unpuf)lished manuscript maps of 
tiie rx)wer South have been discovered in the archives of the coun- 
tries mentioned, and it is my purpose to yet secure then^. The 
discovery of new material will ,of course, continue, and it is the 
policy of the Department to make interesting adcHtions to its 
collections of transcripts from time to time. 



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Guide to Archives. 

The preparation of a guide to the use of our archive collec- 
tions has been one of the activities of the past year, and the result 
of that labor appears as an appendix to this report. Every aid to 
the scholar in making investigations is always welcome. Such 
helps should be provided by all progressive archive administra- 
tors. 

Mobile Centenary Celebration. 

The city of Mobile is fortunate in having an active local his- 
torical society, whicli has done, and is doing, a most valuable 
work in its field. It bears the name of Iberville in honor of the 
founder of the French province of Ix)uisiana and of Biloxi and 
Mobile. The one hundredth anniversary of the occupation of 
Mobile by the Americans on April 15, 1913, was made the occa- 
sion of beautiful and impressive ceremonies in honor of the event. 
In recognition of the fact that ^Mobile- v^-as made a city of ]\Iissis- 
sippi Territory when it became an American possession, the Iber- 
ville Society selected the orator of the occasion from this State, 
and I was honored with an invitation to deliver the principal ad- 
dress. I cannot say too much of the historical spirit of Mobile 
which has been fostered for so many years by the Iberville 
Society. The celebration in memory of the American occupation 
was charming in its dignity and simplicity, and I deem myself 
most fortunate in being present upon the occasion. The historical 
spirit of the city is largely due to Judge Peter J. Hamilton, the 
scholarly author of Colonial Mol)ile. and for many years before 
his appointment to the Federal P.ench of Porto Rico, the President 
of the Iberville Society, and to Dr. Edwin B. Craighead, the dis- 
tinguished and scholarly editor of the ?^.Iobile Register, who suc- 
ceeded Judge Hamilton as President of the society. 

Roster of Union and Confederate Arniies. 

One of the achievements of the Department of Archives and 
Pli^tory in whicli we have always taken just pride is tlie under- 
taking b}' the Xati<<nal Government, at its instance, ol preparing 
and publishing an historical roster of the otTicers and men of the 
Union and Confederate Armies. This great work has been in 



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progress for ten years and is now nearing completion. It is monu- 
mental in its conception and scope, and it represents the greatest 
historical undertaking of any country. I have kept in close touch 
with the compilation of this roster from the beginning, and have 
frequently referred to its progress in these reports. During a i 

visit to Washington last May I paid my respects to the new Sec- i 

retary of War, Hon. Lindley 'M. Garrison, and he informed me 
that the final work was being done on the roster of the State of 
\'irginia, and that, during the course of the coming year, it was 
reasonable to suppose that the first stages of compilation would i 

be out of the way. The office force at work on the roster is in I 

the old Ford Theater, which w^as the scene of the ever-to-be- 
mourned assassination of Abraham Lincoln. After leaving the 
War Department I went to the building where the roster work is j 

being done and made a close personal investigation of the methods I 

used in the compilation, and it was a great pleasure and satis- \ 

faction to hnd that the work was being conducted in the best 
possible manner. I was, of course, particularly interested in the 
roster of ^^lississippi Confederate soldiers, which has been com- 
pleted. 

It may be interesting to know something of the plan of the 
roster. For example, take the record of a private soldier in the 
Confederate Army ; a card is devoted to his name giving his com- j 

pany and regiment, date and place of enlistment ; this data is i 

taken from the original muster roll ; a separate card is set for 
every fact relative to the soldier which appears on the official 
record; after excry available bit of evidence about the soldier has 
been compiled from the records and noted on the cards all data 
about him is collected on one card, and the entire collections of 
cards dealing with the record under discussion arc filed together, 
and the record is complete. 

The much mooted question as to the number of Confcvlerate 
soldiers in all the armies of the Southern Confederacy from 1861 
to 1865, and the numbers furnished by this Stale, ma}- now be 
solved with a fair deq-ree of accuracy. I am inclined t<^ the opinion 
tl-at the estimate of (oo.ocx) as the total slrenc"th of tlio C'^u'c'l- 
trate armies is too low and tliat the final fic^ures will be hi,c:her. 
In or'ler to illustrate this idea let us take th.e State of Mi^-i<sippi 

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as an example. It has been estimated that Mississippi furnished 
80,000 men to the Confederate armies, but the estimate seems 
too low when we take into consideration the result of recent 
investigations. There are reported to be 120,000 names of 2vlis- 
sissippi soldiers recorded on the cards of the War Department, 
but it is safe to presume that these figures do not represent the 
actual number of ^Mississippi soldiers who saw service in the Con- 
federate armies. This idea will be perfectly clear when it is 
known that the name of the same soldier appears very often on 
the rolls of several commands. Transfers from one command to 
another were quite common; knowing this, we must conclude that 
the names of thousands of soldiers are counted more than once, 
and tliis has resulted in much padding of the rolls. But in spite 
of this we may safely conclude that the State of Mississippi sent 
to the front at least 100,000 men. The historical fact that the 
Southern States fought against overwhelming odds in their effort 
to establish an independent nationality is not now a subject of 
controversy, but it seems to me that we should all be glad to know 
that the South, of its whcle population, sent 1,000,000 men to the | 

front from her rather sparse population, for it shows that our | 

people were a unit in the great contest, and that the war between j 

the Northern and Southern States was not a contest brought | 

on by the leaders. 'Mtn do not move in masses under the in- j 

flucMce of leaders without some powerful motive within them- 5 

selves. I 

It is certainly a matter of congratulation that this great roster j 

which honors the heroism of the American soldier is nearing com- | 

pletion, and it is dcc|^ly gratifying to me that I was made the j 

instrument through which the v/ork was authorized. \\'e are 4 

especiall}' proud that Mississippi will make a gallant showing on 
this great natictnal hr-nor roll. 

Records of the First Mississippi Bank. 

The Mississi}>|>i Territorial Assembly passed an act in De- 
cciuTcr, i^Vk). ii:v tlu- (.■st:ibli>hnicnt oi a bank in the cilv of 
Xatclicz to be r>i!K:i:dly known as "A l)od\- pc^liiic and corp(M'alc, 
by the name and siylc of the Presick'nt and Directors and Com- 
]>any of the Jkuik ot' Missi>sipi)i." Ilic bank had an honorable 



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and successful career, and when the State chartered the Planters' 
Bank and entered into all manner of wildcat banking plans, it 
liquidated its business. 

During the course of its existence of about thirty years the 
Ikink of ^Mississippi accumulated quite a large collection of 
records, consisting of account books, letters, directors' minutes, 
letters to and from the bank, notes, checks and various other items. 
The records of the Bank of ^Mississippi wxre placed with the new 
Agricultural Bank of Natchez in 1835 on account of certain close 
business relations. In a certain sense the Agricultural Bank was 
the successor of the Bank of Mississippi. These old records re- 
mained in the crarret of the bank biiildins: undisturbed for seventv- 
eight years. 

I made a trip to Natchez last August in search of unofficial 
historical papers. Some time before going down I had been 
invited by 1\\t. A. G. Campbell, President of the I^rst Natchez 
Bank, to make an investigation of a large- collection of papers in 
the attic of the bank. After many changes in use and ownership 
the old original Agricultural Bank building had come into the 
possession of, and been occupied for many years, by the First 
Natchez Bank. I made the investigation on a hot August day, 
and found that the papers consisted of all the original records 
of the first bank organized in Mississippi Territory. When I re- 
ported the result of my investigation to i\Ir. Campbell he very 
generously offered to present the collection to the Department of 
Archives and History, and these valuable papers are now in our 
possession. 

'^Mdlc onl\- a partial exanuhiation of the papers has been made, 
it has been sufficient to disclose the great value of the collection 
for historical purposes. When we remember that for thirty-six 
years the Bank of MississipjM had an exclusive right to do a ]\ank- 
J''g I'liviiiess in ^.lissis-ipni Territory, and that it had c1i\<e lousiness 
relations with all the prominent men of the Territory from 1809 
t" !^35. we cm understand the vahio oi the papers. The col- 
lection contains numerous letters from Stephen Minor. W'intlirop 
-'■''r^'ent, Frances Navier ^lartin, Lyman Harding, ivobert Wil- 
liams, David Holmes, F. L. Claiborne. Cowles Mead. George Poin- 
dexter, John Taylor, Edward Turner, R(^l)ert J. Walker. S. S. 



36 

Prentiss, John A. Quitman, Walter Leake, John Steele and scores 
of other citizens of prominence in the public life of Mississippi. 
The student may gather from these records much that is worthy 
of the most painstaking investigation. He will find data in abund- 
ance which will throw light upon the early economic, social, and 
perhaps political conditions of our State ; in addition he will find 
much of the delightful social gossip of the day. 

This collection of valuable material is the most interesting 
which has been presented to the Department, and v/e are much 
indebted to Mr. A. G. Campbell and to the directors of the First 
Natchez Bank for such a valuable gift. The collection will be 
known as the "Campbell Collection." 

Marking flic Natchcj:. Trace. 

Marking the Natchez Trace by the Mississippi Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution is a part of a general 
movement among the patriotic societies of Mississippi for the 
preservation of historic sites, and the erection of monuments, 
throughout the State. Appropriate markers have been placed 
and dedicated on the old road in the cities of Natchez, Kosciusko 
and Port Gibson, and also at the point where the Trace crosses 
the IMississippi-Alabama line. The Historical Department has 
always given its encouragement to tlie work of the patriotic socie- 
ties, and it was the pleasure of the Director to deliver an address 
at the dedication of the Port Gibson boulder, which was to' him 
an occasion of rare pleasure, since no section of the South is sur- 
rounded with a more charming historical atmosphere than the 
country, towns and cities of the old Natchez District ; especially 
is this true of Port Gibson. Froiii the time the cavaliers of 
Europe souglit this favored region, throughout the period of 
ante-bellum pro.^perity, wlien trimmed hedges of the Cherokee 
rose bordered the driveways through the great plantations, aiul 
down to the days of the Confederacy, this section of our State 
has had a charmed history. 

hiscrlptioi on Nafchc::; Trace Doiddcr at Port Gibson. 

The inscription on the boulder erected nn ilie Natchez Trace 
at Port Gibson, on account of its historical and literarv excellence, 



37 

is preserved here, the following account being taken from the 
Port Gibson Reveille of December 5, 191 3 : 

"The handsome boulder which marks the famous Natchez 
Trace, at Port Gibson, traces of whicli are still perceptible along 
the ridges just east of Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, contains a 
most appropriate inscription composed by Mrs. Dunbar Rowland, 
wife of our State Historian. 

"Near the top of the large stone, the sides of which are rough 
finished, while the face contains a large relief place upon which 
appears the inscription, are these words : 

" 'This monument marks the Natchez Trace, the first high- 
road over wliich our pioneer fathers came to convert the wil- 
derness into homes and lay the foundation of a noble civilization 
in the South. Over it, to and from this historic city, has passed 
a countless host of brave and knightly spirits upon missions 
sacred to home and country.' 

"Following this is the sentence which shows the gift to the 
city by the D. A. R. : 

" 'Presented to Port Gibson by the T^Iississippi Society of 
Daughters of the American Revolution, and dedicated November 
25, 1913.' 

"Then this most appropriate original verse : 

" 'Where erst our fathers met a savage foe. 
And heathen rites profaned the fiow'ry sod, 

A goodly city lifts its gleaming spires 
O'er temples raised to God.' " 

Preservation of the Old Capitol. 

The restoration and preservation of the old Capitol, which 
was occunicd bv the State Govenunent from 1830 t(^ ^['<)^• has 
been urge<l upon tlie Legislature at every session for the past ten 
years. That body has gone on record several times as favoring 
its preservation, but no appropriation has been made for the 
pi^rpose. The beautifid (^Id building has been q-oing s'o\\lv to 
ruin for thirty year.>. and this, of course, has been accelerated by 
the abandonment of the building in H/O^. i'oth the Director and 
his assistant have given their active support tt> the movements for 



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the preservation of the building since 1903. Through the latter's 
influence every patriotic organization of women in the State has 
repeatedly memoralized the Legislature to make an appropriation 
for its preservation, without avail. 

The old Capitol is one of the most classically beautiful public 
buildings in the United States. It has been praised by architects 
and lovers of classic architecture for the past seventy-five years. 
It is still in good condition for preser^-ation ; it is needed in the 
public business of the State, and it is a valuable piece of property 
which is being destroyed through our neglect year by year. 
Every enlightened sentiment demands its preservation, yet neglect 
is fast making it an abandoned ruin. It is to be hoped that the 
Legislature at the coming January session will do something for 
the preservation of the building. Failure to do so at once would 
ibe regrettable, and if in future we permit this monument of our 
past — one of the few historic public buildings within the bor- 
ders of our State — to crumble to the ground, it will forever be a 
reproach to our civilization anrl our intelligence, and I wish pub- 
licly in this report to record my disapproval of its longer neglect. 

The Brcvort Butler Collection of Indian Antiquities. 

In my tenth animal report I gave an account of a visit to Lake 
George, Yazoo County, for the purpose of making an examination 
of the Brevort Butler collection of Indian antiquities, said some- 
thing about the extent and value of the collection, and expressed 
the opinion that it should be purchased by the State and pre- 
served in the ITistorical Department. Tlie heirs of Brevort Butler 
are the prescut owners of the collection, and they asked to be 
allowed to deposit in our nuiseum several hundred selected arti- 
cles frcni tlio collcclinn, in order that the pco}ilc of the State 
might have the pleasure of seeing them. It is probable that 
there is not another private collection in the entire country of 
equal vaUic and interest. It is the purpose of the owners of the 
coHcction to olfer it to the State for a very reasoiiable sum. 

The entire collection consists of about T4.000 specimens and 
contains almost everv anicle tliat entered into the (V.uW \\\q oi the 
American aborigines. Such cohections have great educational 
and cultural value, and if the Legislature could be inchiced to 



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appropriate money for the purchase of the Butler collection it 
would indicate a distinct advance. 



Calendar of French Archives Relating to the History of the Mis- 
sissippi Valley. 

The great undertaking- having for its object the calendaring 
of the French archives relating to the Mississippi Valley has been 
completed. While this has not been a departmental undertaking, 
it had its origin licre. and its completion is certainly very gratify- 
ing to us. I shall take real pleasure in reporting the successful 
completion of this great v/ork to the Ajnerican Historical Asso- 
ciation at Charleston, S. C, at its meeting in December. 

Dr. Richard Watson Jones. 

The inability of Dr. Richard Watson Jones to attend the an- 
nual meetings of this Board for the past several years, on ac- 
count of feeble health, has been deeply regretted. When he real- 
ized that he could not attend these meetings, he at once asked 
that his resignation be accepted, and it was formally tendered at 
the annual meeting. But the Board could not accept the resig- 
nation of Dr. Jones, of whom it might be said that if a man ever 
brought into a cause absolute unselfishness and purity of purpose 
he gave it to the cause of history preservation in Mississippi. 
From the inception of this work Dr. Jones has been an inspiration 
to all of us. Before his association with this Department he had 
for a generation been a leading spirit in every great movement 
for the upbuilding and advancement of his adopted State. To me 
he has always been a model of u])ri?:;]it manhood and a safe guide 
in right-living and right-thinking, and though he is unable to take 
an actve part in the affairs of tlic De{)artment, his intlucnce is 
still felt and honored. 

In the original allotment of terms of service to the Trustees 
of the Department of Archives and lliston,-. Dr. Jones was allotted 
a term of six years. At the annual meeting of 1907 he was 
re-elected for a term of six years, and was elected Presiilent oi the 
Board of Trustees at tlie amuial meeiinLr oi igoS as the successor 



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of Gcii. Stephen D. Lee. This mention of the service of our 
revered and beloved associate is only a weak expression of what 
we hold in our hearts. 

Portrait of Go:.'. Robert Williams. 

On my return from the Mobile celebration of the one hun- 
dredth anniversary of the occupation by the city by the Americans, 
I stopped in New Orleans for the purpose of arrangin^r with a 
portrait painter to execute a portrait of Gov. Robert Williams. 
An excellent likeness of Governor Williams was secured and was 
placed among our historical collections in June, 1913. This makes 
our collection of portraits of Governors of ]*^Iississippi Territory 
complete. 

The State Hall of Fame. 

The State Hall of Fame grows more popular and interesting* 
with the passing years. It has, during the course of each year, 
about 50,000 visitors, and the number is increasing every year. 
It is interesting to hear the spontaneous discussion of historical 
matters by the people who come to see it, and these discussions 
among the visitors afford the best evidence of the educational 
and cultural value of the collections in the Hall. In speaking 
of this feature of the Historical IJepartment, Bishop Galloway 
once said that he at first thought that the archives of the office 
were the most important influences, but as the years went by he 
realized that the Department, in the establishment of a Hall of 
Fame and museum, had made the State a gift that would always 
be one of the greatest influences in the State for popular education 

Memorial to the Men of the Maiiie. 

It gnves me real pleasure to report the presentation by the 
David Ivcc^e Chapter, Daughters of the American Ivcvolution, 
of a l»eautiful mcmc^rial tablet to the men of the }.laine. The 
presentation exercises were held in the Senate Chamljer. 

Ne:.'s[^al^er Files. 

The nc\v<]^apcr f\\c> of the DepartnuMit have been placed in 
excellent c<'P.(Htir)n fi)r u^e 'Uuang the past year. The files l.)cgin 



41 

in 1805 and extend to the present date. A good working list of 
these files appear in this report. 

Election of Officers. 

It becomes your duty at this meeting to elect three members 
of the Board for a term of six years each, and a Director for a 
term of six years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

DuNBi\R Rowland^ Director. 



APPENDIX 



An Official Guide to the Historical Materials in 
the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 

For explanatory notes on this guide see ^'Classifi- 
cation of State Archives," page 10, and "Extent of 
State Archives," page 26. 



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IMISSISSIPPI PROVIiVCIAL ARCHIVES.* 

French Dominion. 
Vol 

1. Correspondance Generale, Volume i, 1678-1707. 
Archives du IMinistere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, 1678- 1706. 

2. Correspondance Generale, Volume 2, 1707- 1708. 
Archives dii Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 2, 1707-1712. 

3. Correspondance Generale, Volume 3, 170S-1712, 
Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 2, 1707-1712. 

4. Correspondance Generale, Volume 4, 1713-1714. 
Archives du ^Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 3 (1710-1712). 

1713-1715- 

5. Correspondance Generale, Volume 5, 1710, 1712, 1714, 1715. 
Archives du ^Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 3 (1710-1712), 

1713-1715. 

6. Correspondance Generale, Volume 6, 1716, Janvier fm Aoijt. 
Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 4, 1716. 

7. Correspondance Generale, Volume 7, 1716, Aout a fin De- 

cembre. 
Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 4. 1716. 

8. Correspondance Generale, Volume 8, 1717-1720. 
Archives du ^^linistere des Colonies. Serie C 13. 
Correspondance (jonerale Louisiane, \ olume 5, 171 7-1 720. 

9. Correspondance Generale, Volume 9, 1755, 1720-1721. 
Archives du Ministere des Colonics, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 6, 1 720-1722. 

10. Correspondance Generale. X'olumc 10. 1721-1723. 
Archives du IMinistere do Coltniics Serie C 13. 
Corresi)ondance (ienerale Louisiane. Volume 6. 1720-1722. 



'.■\ccuratc transcripts of originals on file in the Department. 



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Vol. 

11. Correspondance Generale, Volume ii, iy22-i'/2;^. 
Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, A'olume 7, 1723. 

12. Correspondance Generale, V^olume 12, 1723-1724. 
Archives dii Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 7 (suite et fin), 

1723; Volume 8 (lere partie), 1724-1725. 

13. Correspondance Generale, Volume 13, 1724-1725, 1728. 
Archives du ^Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 8 (suite et fin, 

2e partie V 1724-T725. 

14. Correspondance Generale, Volume 14, 1725. 
Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 9, 1726 (lere 

partie). 

15. Correspondance Generale, Volume 15, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1730, 

1731. 
Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 9, 1726, 26 

partie (suite et fni). 

16. Correspondance Generale, Volume 16, 1725, 1726, 1727. 
Archives du ^linistere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 10, i/26-i';/2y 

(lere partie). 

17. Correspondance Generale, Volume 17, 1727-1728. 

Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Correspondance Generale Louisiane, Volume 10, 1726-1727 
(suite et fin) ; Volume 11. 1728-1729 (lere partie). 

18. Corres{>ondancc Grnerale. \'"olume 18. 1728 et 1729. 
Archives cki Ministere des Colonies. Serie C 13. 
Corres[)ond.ance (iencrale Louisiane, X'olume 11, 2c. Partie. 

(Suite et fm). 1728-1729. 

19. Archives fhi Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
\'o]ume r>riL:"inal. 12. Annecs. 172')-! 730. 

20. Arc!ii\es du '\iini^Uere d.cs Col«^nies, Serie C 13. 
\'o]nine original, 13, .\miee, 1731. 

21. Archives dm Minislere des Colonic:^. Serie C 13. 
Volumes orij^inaux, 14, 15, Annees, 1731, 1732. 



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Vol ^^-^-"• 

22. Archives du Ministere cles Colonies, Serie C 13. 

Volumes originaux, 16, ly, 18, Annees, 1733-1734. 
2^. Archives cln ^linistere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 

Volumes originaux, 19, 20, 22, i\nnees, 1734, 1735, 1736, 

1737- 

24. Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Volumes originaux, 23, 24, Annees, 1738-1739. 

25. Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 

Volumes originaux, 25, 26, 2y, x\nnecs, 1739, 1740, 1741, 
1742. 

26. Archives du ^linistere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Volumes originaux, 28, 29, Annees, 1743, 1744, 1745- 

27. Archives du ^Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Volumes originaux, 30, 31, 32 Annees, 1746, 1747, 1748. 

28. Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Volumes originaux, 33, 34, 35, AnneeSj 1749, 1750, 1751. 

29. Archives du ^linistere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Volumes originaux, 36, Tf^, 38, 39, Annees, 1752 a 1757. 

30. Archives du ?vlinistere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Volumes originaux, 40, 41, Annees, 1757, 1758, 1759. 

31. Archives du ]\Iinistere des Colonies, Serie C 13. 
Volume original, 42, Annees, 1760, 1761. 

32. Archives du r^Tinistere des Colonics, Serie C 13. 
Volume original 43, Annees, 1762-1863. 

Serie B, Volume i. 

Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie B, Volumes 20, 

22, 23, 25, 2/, 20, 30, 32, Annees, 1698 a 1710, inclusive. 
Serie B, Volume 2. 
Archives du Ministere des Colonies, Serie B, Volumes 34, 

35, 38, 39. 40, 41, 42, Annees, 1712, 1713, 1715 a 1720, 

inclusive. 

A calendar of these very valuable transcripts appears at pages 
61-151, Fiftl) Annual Report of the ^lississippi Department of 
Archives and Ilisiorv. 



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MISSISSIPPI PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES.* 

English Douiinion. 

Public Rfxord Office. 

War office Series i, Volume 49. Military papers of Major 
Robert Fanner (1763). 

COLONIAL OFFICE — CLASS 5. 

Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Major Farmer and 

Governor Johnstone. 
Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Governor Johnstone 

and Lieutenant-Governor Browne. 
Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Governor Johnstone 

and Lieutenant-Governor Browne. 
Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Lieutenant-Governor 

Browne and Governor Eliot. 
Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of Stale from Lieutenant-Governor 

Browne and Governor Eliot. 
Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Lieutenant-Governor 

Browne and Lieutenant-Governor Durnford. 
Original paj)ers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 
Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 
Original papers. Letters and encUxsures to the 

Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 
Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 
Original p:i[)ers. Letters and enclosures to the 

Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 

scripts of the originals on file in the Department. 



Vol. 




582. 


1763-65. 


583. 


1765-66. 


584. 


1766-67. 


585. 


1767-68. 


586. 


1768-69. 


587. 


1769-70. 


588. 


1770-71. 


589. 


1771-72. 


590. 


^77^-72>- 


59'- 


1773-74- 


592- 


1774-76. 


'*';' 


Wenrate tran 



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Vol. 




593- 


^77^-77- 


594- 


^777-7^' 


595- 


1778-80. 


596. 


1780-81. 


597. 


1778-81. 


603. 


1765- 


605. 


1768-72. 


606. 


1768-70. 


611. 


1778-80. 


614. 


1772-73. 


618. 


1766-67. 



Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 
Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 

Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 
Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 

Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 
Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 

Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 
Secretary of State from Governor Chester. 

Original papers. Letters and enclosures to the 
Secretary of State from General Cani[)bell. 

Warrants to survey lands now in the State of 
Mississippi. 

Grants, leases, indentures relating to the State 
of Mississippi. 

Grants of land relating to the State of Mis- 
sissippi. 

Letters patent relating to the State of Mis- 
sissippi. 

Leases and mortgages of lands relating to the 
State of Mississippi. 

Entry Dook No. i. Letters from the Secretary 
of State. 



MISSISSIPPI PROVINCIAL ARCHIVES. 

Sl'ainsh DojJibiion. 

Akchivks of the Ixd] l:s, Seville. 

Cuban Papers. 

1759 to 1782. 

1783 to 1786. 

1787 to 1 79 1. 

Januaiy, 1702, t'> June, 1793. 

July, 1793, tn June. 1795. 

July, 1795, to necemhcr, 1709. 

January, 1800, to August, 1802. 



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Vol. 

8. September, 1802, to December, 1806. 

9. 1807-1S20. 

A full list of this series of valuable transcripts is contained in 
J. A. Robertson's "List of Documents in Spanish Archives Re- 
lating to the History of the United States," Volume 124, Carnegie 
Institution of Waslungton. 



TERRITORIAL ARCHIVES (1798-1817). 

Series A — Governors' Records, 

A. Executive Journal. Gov. Winthrop Sargent, 1798-1801. 

1. Administration of Gov. Winthrop Sargent; also of Acting- 

Governor John Steele. Correspondence, etc., ^lay, 1798- 
November, iSoi. 

B. Executive Journal. Gov. W. C. C. Claiborne, 1801-1803. 

2. Executive Journal. Gov. \V. C. C. Claiborne, April 11, 

1804-August, 1804. 

3. Administration of Gov. W. C. C. Claiborne, May, 1801- 

March, 1805. 

Correspondence and other documents of Gov. Qaiborne 
of Orleans Territoiy, including correspondence with Span- 
ish officers regarding the passage of the Sabine River, 
1806. Resignations and commissions, 1802-1805. 

C. Executive Journal. Gov. \V. C. C. Claiborne (La.), 1803- 

1804. 

D. Executive Journal. Gov. \V. C. C. Claiborne (La.), 1803- 

1804. 

E. Executive Journal. Gov. W. C. C. Claiborne (La.), 1805- 

i8(;x'). 

F. Executive Journal. Gov. W. C. C. Claiborne (La.), 1806- 

1807. 
These valuable journals were kept by Claiborne as governor 
of the Pn.nince of Louisiana, the Territorv of ("Orleans, and 
the State of Loni<;:ina. Tlicv were preserved by J. 1^. H. 
Claiborne, the Mis>issippi historian, and presented l)y him to 
the Slate in 18S2. 



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Vol. 

4. Administration of Gov. W. C. C. Claiborne. Papers relating 

to the founding of Jefferson College, 1803-1805. 

5. Administration of Acting-Governor Cato West, October I, 

1804-May 10, 1805. Correspondence, documents, etc. 

6. Administration of Gov. Robert Williams, March, 1805- 

March, 1809. Documents, etc., January 22, 1805-January 
28, 1807. 

7. Administration of Acting-Governor Cowles Mead, May 31, 

1806-January 26, 1807. Documents, etc., including also 
the Burr papers. 

8. Administration of Gov. Robert Williams, ^larch, 1805- 

March, 1809. Documents, February 2, 1807-December 4, 
1807. Contingent Fund Accounts, 1805-1S07. 

9. Administration of Gov. Robert Williams, March, 1805- 

March, 1809. Documents, March i, 1808-Scptember 5, 

1809. Contingent Fund Accounts, 1805-1807. 
G. Executive Journal. Governors Williams, Mead, and Holmes, 

1805-1810. 
ID. Administration of Gov. David Holmes, March 7, 1809-Sep- 

tcmber, 1817. Documents, August 21, 1809-March i, 

1811. 

11. Administration of Gov. David Holmes. Documents, March 

2, 1811-December 23, 1812. 

12. Administration of Gov. David Holmes. Correspondence, or- 

ders, messages relating to the War of 181 2-1 81 5. 

13. Administration of Gov. David Holmes. Muster rolls of the 

Creek War of 181 3. 

14. Administration of Gov. David PIc»lmes. Orders, messages, 

and letters on the Creek War of 1813. Correspondence 

of Gov. Holmes and Judge Toulmin, 1810-1816. Some 

miscellaneous letters of 1814-1816. 
H. Executive Journal of Gov. David Holmes, 1810-1814. 
1- ^Executive Journal of Ciov. W. C. C. Clai1)ornc. 1811 (La.). 
J. '■ h-xccutive [ourn.cd of Cjuv. W. C. C Claiborne, 181J-1813 

(I.a.). 

*'riicsc journals were proscincJ to the State hy J. F. H. Claiborne. 



5^_ 
Vol. 
K. *Execiitive Journal of Gov. W. C. C. Claiborne, 1813-1814 

jLa.). 
L. *Executive Journal of Gov. W. C. C. Claiborne, 1814-1816 
(La.). 

15. Administration of Gov. David Holmes. Army papers; re- 

turns of regiments, 1812-1814; receipts for arms and sup- 
plies, 1812-1814; papers of the Alien Enemy Law. 
M. Register of military appointments, 1805-1812. 

16. Administration of Gov. David Holmes. Documents, Janu- 

ary 6. 1813-January 3, 1814. 

17. Adniinistration of Gov. David Holmes. Documents, Janu- 

ary 8, iSi4-Xovember 18, 1814; affidavits for passports, 
etc. 

18. Administration of Gov. David Holmes. Documents, No- 

vember 2 7,, 1814-July 4, 1816. 

19. Administration of Gov. David Holmes. Documents, July 

16, 1 8 16- December 6, 1S16. 

20. Ad.nn'nistration of Gov. David Holmes. Documents. De- 

cember 7, 1816-November 6, 181 7. 

21. Administration of Gov. David Holmes. Resignations and 

commissions, civil and military, 1809-1813. 

22. Adniinistration of Ciov. David Holmes. Resignations and 

commissions, civil and military, 1814-August 13, 1817; 
receipts for laws, 1814-1815. 
N. Register of appointments of county officers for the years 
1812-1817. 

23. Returns of elections for Congressional delegates, 1808-1816; 

election of Assembly members and local ofticers ; election 
frauds; miliiia elections, i8rK3-i8i7. 

24. lionds: Surveyors'. 1809-1810; Tax Collectors'. 180S-1814; 

Slieriffs', 1805-1817; Indian Traders', 1802-1817. Also a 
few court jiapers of various dates. 

25. Enumeration of eaily censuses, for the >'ears 180T, 1805. 

1 80S. iSfo. :\U(\ iSio. 
O. Journal of the Indian Department, 1803-1808. 

*Tlicsc jouriuils were prcsciUcd to tlic Slate by J. V. II. Claiborne. 



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Vol. 

A. 

B. 

I, 

2. 

3- 

4- 
5- 
6. 

7- 
8. 

9- 

10. 

II 

12. 

13- 

14. 



16. 
17. 

18. 

19- 

20. 
21. 
22. 

24. 

26. 

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Series B — Auditors' Records. 

Auditor's Record Book, 1803- 181 5 (bound). 

Auditor's Record Book, 1805-September, 1817 (bound). 

Auditor's correspondence, 1809-1817. 

Auditor's reports and statements, 1808- 1817. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 1800-1804. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 1805- 1806. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 1807- 1808. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 1809. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 1810-1811. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 1812-1813. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 1811-1812, 1814. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 1814-1815. 

Auditor's statements and vouchers, 181 5, 1816, 1817. 

Auditor's records: Fines and forfeitures, 1802-1815. 

Auditor's records: Sheriff's tax returns, 1805-1809; execu- 
tions, 1808. 

Auditor's records: Insolvencies in ten counties. 1810-1817. 

Auditor's records: Tax hsts, 1802, 1803, '^^04, 1810: re- 
turns of taxable personal property, 1808, in Adams 
Count}'. 

Auditor's records: Real and personal assessment rolls, 1805. 

Auditor's records: Real and personal assessment rolls. 1S07- 
1808. 

Auditor's records: Real and personal assessment roU^, 1810. 

Auditor's records: Real and personal assessment rolls. 181 r. 

Auditor's records: Real and personal assessment rolls. 1812 

Auditor's records: Real and personal assessment rolls, 1813 

Auditor's records: I\e:d and personal assessment roll-. 1814 

Auditor's records: ]\c:il and j)crsonal assessment rolls. 1815 

Auditor's records: Real and personal assessment rolls, 1816 

Auditor's records: ]\cal and personal assessmer.t rolls, 1817 

Auditor' records: Papers relatini::^ to l:ind> in the Territc^rv 
of ()rleans south i^i Tennessee. 1807- 1S08. 

Auditor's records: Adams County papers (^Auditor and 
'ITeasurer ) , 1798-1808. 



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Series C — Treasurer's Records. 
Vol. 
I. Reports of Territorial Treasurer for the years 1802-1816. 

C. Treasurer's Records, 1805 (bound). 

Series D — Legislative Records. 
(Bound Volumes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H.) 

A. House Journal, 1803. 

B. Senate Journal, 1804. 
C House Journal, 181 3. 

D. House Journal, 1814. 

E. House Journal, 1813. 

F. Mississippi Territorial Council Journal, 1815. 

G. jNIississippi Territorial Council Journal, 18 16. 
H. Acts, Governor and Judges, 1799- 1800. 

1. Acts of First General Assembly, Passed January-May, 

1802. Signed by Gov. Claiborne. 

2. Acts of Second General Assembly. Passed January-Febru- 

ary, and November, 1803. Signed by Gov. Claiborne. 

3. Acts of Third General Assem.bly. Passed January-March, 

1805. 

4. Acts of Fourth General Assembly. Passed January-Febru- 

ary, 1807. 

5. Acts of Fourth General Assembly. Passed February-March, 

1808. 

6. Acts of Fifth General Assembly. Passed February-March, 

1809. 

Acts of Sixth General Assembly. Passed December, 1809. 

7. Acts of Sixth General .\sscmbly. Passed November-Decem- 

ber, 1810. 

8. Acts of Seventh General Assembly. Passed November-De- 

cember, 181 1. 

9. Acts of l^ighth Ciencral Assembly. Passed Januar}-Decem- 

1)er, 1 8 14. 

10. Acts (jt Ninth Gcncrrd Asseml)l\". Pas.-e(l Novcmbcr-De- 

ceml)cr, 18 15. 

11. Acts of Ninth (jcncral Assembly. Passed November-De- 

cember. 181 6. 



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Vol. 

12. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 1802- 1803. 

13. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 1803- 1804. 

14. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 1805. 

15. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 1806, 1807, 1808. 

16. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 1809-1810. 

17. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 1811-1814. 

18. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 1814. 

19. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 181 5. 

20. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 181 5. 

21. Bills introduced into the Assembly, 1816. 

22-29. Bills without date (eight volumes) iritroduced betv/een 
the years 1800 and 18 16. 

Portion of House Journals of the years 1S08, 1809, 181 1. 

Assembly papers, 1801-1815; resolutions, 1803-1816; com- 
mittee reports, 1805-1815. 

Assembly papers, 1 800-1 816. Communications with regard 
to the public printing. 
33. Assembly papers: Communications, 1801-1815; resolutions, 
1803-1816; committee reports, 1805-1815. 

^•Vssembly papers : Memorials to the U. S. Government, 1804- 
1817; credentials and oaths of legislators, 1811-1816. 

Assembly papers without date: Committee reports, etc. 

Petitions to the General Assembly, 1800- 1804. 

Petitions to the General Assembly, 1805-1809. 

Petitions to the General Assembly, 1810-1816. 

Petitions to the General Assem.bly without date. 

Notes on proceedings of convention of 181 7. 



30- 
31- 

32. 



34- 

35. 
36. 
37. 
38. 

39- 
40. 



STATE ARCHIVES, 1817-1900. 



Sf.kii:s E — GovEKNCM'^s' ]\i:coKns. 

Administration of Gov. T')avid Plolmcs : Correspondence and 
documents. Oct()])cr 7, i8i7-CKlobcr 31, 1S18. 

Administration of Gov. David [holmes: Correspondence and 
documents, Novomhcr 8, 1818-january 29, 1820. 



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Vol. 

3. Administration of Gov. David Plolmes : Resignations and 

commissions, civil and military, November, 1817-January, 
1820. 

4. Administration of Gov. George Poindexter : Correspondence, 

etc., January 10, 1820-December 11, 1821. 

5. Administration of Gov. George Poindexter: Resignations 

and commissions, civil and military, January 12, 1S20- 
December, 1821. 

6. Administration of Gov. George Poindexter: Civil appoint- 

ments by courts, 1 820-1 821. 

7. Administration of Gov. Walter Leake: Correspondence, etc., 

January 4, iS22-December 31, 1823. 

8. Administration of Gov. Walter Leake: Correspondence, etc., 

Janaury 6. 1824-Xovembcr 25, 1825. 

9. Administration of Gov. Walter Leake : Civil appointments, 

etc., January 23, i822->s'ovcmber 4, 1825. 

10. Administration of Gov. \\' alter Leake: Resignations and 

commissions, civil and military, February 22, 1822-Octo- 
ber 29, 1825. Also papers of Acting-Governor Gerard C. 
Brandon, Xovember 17, 1825- January 7, 1826. 

11. Administration of Gov. David Holmes (2nd State) : Corre- 

spondence, etc., November, 1825-July 25, 1826. Also 
resignations, appointments, etc., January-July, 1826. 

12. Papers concerning the long controversy between ^Mississippi 

and Alabama from 181 7 to 1829. Also some Land Ofhce 
pnpers, 18 19-1828; and papers concerning the Literary 
Fund. 

13. Administration of Gov. r>randon : Correspondence, messages, 

etc., August 13, 1826- August ii, 1827. 

14. Admini<trati(^n of Gov. IJrandon: Correspondence, i^ietitions, 

etc.. August 13, 1827- August 10. 1828. 

15. .Vdministration of Gov. llrandou : Correspondence, petitions, 

etc., August 11. 1828-July 31, i82(). 
t6. Adm!nistraii(Mi of ( lov. r.randon: Civil appointments, and 

UMininatinns of CMiui,-, lul\ 28. i8j()-Soptcmi)cr 7. 18J9. 
17. A(!mini-:r:Ui( .n oi (]o\-. I'mudon : C(^rre-i)oudcncc. petitions, 

etc., August 1. 1829-April 20. 1830. 



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roi. 

i8. Administration of Gov. Brandon : Correspondence, petitions, 
etc., April 29-December 2/, 1830. 

19. Administration of Gov. Brandon : Correspondence, etc., De- 

cember 28, 1830-November 22, 1 83 1. 

20. Administration of Gov. Brandon: Correspondence, etc., No- 

vember 23, iS3i-December 31, 1831. Also resignations 
and commissions. 

21. Administration of Gov. Brandon: Civil appointments, and 

nominations of courts, 1 829-1 831. 

22. Administration of Gov. Brandon : Civil appointments ordered 

by courts, October 1830-December, 1832. Resignations 
and comniissions, civil and military, 1828- 1832. 

23. Administration of Gov. A. M. Scott : Correspondence, peti- 

tions, and otlier papers, i83T-May 22, 1832. 

24. Adniinistration of Gov. A. M. Scott : Correspondence, peti- 

tions, etc., ^lay 31-December 31, 1832. 

25. Adniinistration of Gov. A. M. Scott: Correspondence, etc., 

Januar)' i, 1833-Angust i, 1833. 

26. Administration of Gov. Charles Lynch (Acting) : Corre- 

spondence, and other papers, June 14-Dcccmbcr 19, 1833. 
Also resignations and commissions under Governors Scott 
and Lynch. January, 1832-November, 1833. 
2y. Administration of Gov. Hiram G. Runnels: Letters, petitions, 
etc., August, 1833-October, 1834. 

28. Administration of Gov. Hiram G. Runnels : Letters, petitions, 

etc., October. i834-^Lay. 1835. 

29. Administration of Gov. Hiram G. Runnels: Letters. petiticMis, 

etc.. ?^ray, 1835-Xovember. 1835. Also resignations and 
commissions. November, 1833-September, 1835. Lepers of 
Acting-Governor Quitman. December, 1835. 

^o. Admini>tration of Gov. Charles I-ynch: Loiters, etc.. Jan- 
uary 7, i83r)-June 28. 1837. 

31- Administration of Gov. Charles Lynch: Letters, etc., June 
30. 1837-Decembcr 15, 1837. 1\c<if^nation<, etc.. January, 
i83r)-Dccoiubcr. 1S37. 

^»- I'lxeciUivc Jomiial of ( iov. Alexander G. McXutt, January, 
1838-l'ebruary. 1839. 



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Vol. 

32. Administration of Gov. Alexander G. McNutt: Letters, pe- 

titions, etc., January 3, 1838-January 28, 1839. 

33. Administration of Gov. Alexander G. McNntt: Letters, pe- 

titions, etc., July-December, 1839. Resignations and com- 
missions, January' 9, 1838-December, 1839. 

C. Executive Journal of Governors McNutt, Tucker, and 

Brown, 1838-1844 (bound), 

34. Administration of Gov, Alexander G. McNutt : Letters, etc., 

January 16, 1840-January, 1842. Also papers of the ad- 
ministration of Gov. Tilghman M. Tucker, January 10, 
1 842- January 10, 1844. 

35. Administration of Gov. Albert G. Brown: Letters and other 

papers for the years 1844, 1845, 1846. 

D. Executive Journal of Governors McNutt, Tucker, and 

Brown, ^838-1845. 

36. Administration of Gov. A. G. Brown: Letters, etc., 1847- 

1848. Documents on the Mexican War. Also papers of 
the administration of Gov. Joseph W. Matthews, January 
10, 1848-January 10, 1850. 

37. Administrations of Governors Matthews and Quitman: Let- 

ters, etc., January 7, 1848-February 12, 1850. 

E. Executive Journal of Governors Brown, Matthews, and 

Quitman, 1845- 1850. 

38. Administration of Gov. John A. Quitnian: Letters, etc., 

May I, T85o-February 12. 1851. 

39. Administration of Gov. John L Guion : Letters, etc., Feb- 

ruary-November, 1851. Also administration of Gov. Llen- 
ry S. Foote; Letters, etc., i85T-January 31, 1852. 

40. Administration of Gov. Henry S. Foote: Letters, etc., Feb- 

ruary, 1852-Dccember 31, 1853. 

41. Administration of Governors Quitman, Guion. and Foote: 

Applications for the office of Commissioner of Deeds for 
Mississi{)pi in other States, 1850-1853. 

42. Adnu'ni.slr.'Ui'in oi (iov. Jolui J. McKac: Letters, etc., Jan- 

uary-DcOLUihcr. 1854. 

F. I'lxccntivc Journal of Governors Drown, Matthews, Quit- 

man, Guion, h'oote, and McRae, i84.[-i855. 



59 

Vol. . 

43. Administration of Gov. John J. McRae: Letters, etc., Jan- 

uar>', 1855-December, 1856. 

44. Administration of Gov. John J. IMcRae : Applications for 

the office of Commissioner of Deeds for Mississippi in 
other States, 1854-1856. 

45. Administration of Gov. John J. McRae : Letters, etc., 1857. 

Also administration of Gov. Wm. McWillie : Letters, etc., 
January 6, 1857-December 31, 1858. 
G. Executive Journal of Governors Foote, Pettus, McRae, 1852- 

1857. 

46. Administration of Gov. A^^m. McWillie: Letters, etc., Jan- 

uary-December, 1859. 

47. Administrations of Governors McRae and McWillie: Appli- 

cations for the office of Commissioner of Deeds for Mis- 
sissippi in other States, 1857-1859. 

48. Administrations of Governors McRae and McWillie: Re- 

ports of Superintendent of State Penitentiary for the 
years 1857-1859. 

49. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus : Correspondence for 

the year i860. 

50. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus: Petitions for par- 

don for the year i860. Also reports of the Superin- 
tendent of the State Lunatic Asylum for 1860-1865. 

CONFEDERATE PERIOD. 

51. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus: Correspondence, 

January- July, 186 1. 

52. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus : Correspondence, 

]\Lay-July. i86r. 

53. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus : Correspondence, 

Aug^ust-Septcmber, iS6t. 

54- Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus: Correspondence, Oc- 

tober-December, 1 861. 

55- A(hnini-trrUion of G«>v. John J. Pettus: Petitions for par- 

don, etc.. for the year 1S61. 
5^). Administration of C,ov. John J. Pettus: Correspondence, 
J a n u a r y -April, i S62 . 



6o 

Vol. 

57. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettiis : Correspondence, 

May- All gust, 1862. 

58. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus : Correspondence, 

September-December, 1862. 

59. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus: Correspondence, 

January- February, 1863. 

60. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus : Correspondence, 

March- April, 1863. 

61. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus: Correspondence, 

May-November, 1863. Also some undated executive pa- 
pers. 

62. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus : Petitions for par- 

don, etc., 1 862- 1 863. 

63. Administration of Gov. John J. Pettus: ^Military telegrams, 

etc., for the years 1861, 1862, 1863. 

64. Administration of Gov. Charles Clarke: ^Military telegrams 

of various dates of the years 1861-1865. 

65. Administration of Gov. Charles Clarke: Correspondence, 

November-December, 1S63, and January-June, 1864. 

66. Administration of Gov. Charles Clarke: Correspondence, 

July-Deceniber, 1864. 
6"/. Administration of Gov. Charles Garke : ?\Iilitary orders, 
issued fn.^m November 17, 1863, to May ir, 1865. 

68. Administration of Gov. Charles Clarke : Correspondence, 

January-May, 1865. Also list of State property turned 
over to the Federal authorities on 22nd and 30th of ^lay, 
1865. 

PI-:KIOn OF PKOVISIOXAL G()VF.RXMi:XT. 

69. Administration of Cow William L. Sharkc}- : Letters and 

jH'titii)n> Ma>-Junc, i8(>5. 

70. /Vdmini^tration of ( iov. William L. Sharkey: Letters and 

petitions, July. i8('»3. 

7f. Adniini^irati' ^n ^f Wil'i.-ni L. Sharko>- : Letters and peti- 
tions. .\i;vu>i. I So;. 

y2. Admini,^trat:'>n of Gov. William L. Sh;irkey: Letters and 
}K'tit!L>n<, Sept cm '-er- December, rS<'>5,. 



6i 

Vol. 

73. Administration of Gov. William L. Sharkey : Amnesty oaths 

and list of those who signed the oath in Rankin County, 
June-November, 1865. 

74. Administration of Gov. William L. Sharkey: Ration re- 

turns issued by order of Gen. Osterhaus ; issues to des- 
titute freedmen ; muster roll of First Regiment Mississippi 
Mounted Rifles (U. S.), June-September, 1S65. 

75. Administration of Gov. William L. Sharkey: Papers re- 

lating to affairs and conditions during the period of 
military rule in Mississippi. Correspondence of the 
''Bureau af Refug'ees, Freedmen, aind Abandoned 
Lands." 

76. Pardons issued by President Johnson to citizens of Missis- 

sippi in 1865. 
yy. Administration of Gov. B. G. Humphreys : Correspondence, 

October-December, 1865."''' 
yS. Administration of Gov. B. G. Flumphreys : Correspondence, 

January- April, 1866. 

79. Administration of Gov. B. G. Humphreys: Correspondence, 

May-August, 1S66. 

80. Administration of Gov. B. G. Humphreys : Correspondence, 

September-December, 1866. 

81. Administration of Gov. B. G. Humphreys: Correspondence, 

January- April, 1867. 

82. Administration of Gov. B. G. Humphreys: Correspondence, 

May-December, 1S67. 
St,. Administration of Gov. B. G. Flumphreys: Correspondence, 
January-May, 1868. Also petitions for pardon for the 
years 1865-1868. 

84. Administration of Gov. Adelbcrt Ames: Correspondence, 

Ju.ne, i868-Dccem]jer, 1860.'"'"^ 

85. Admim'stration of Gov. Adelbert Ames : Proclamations of 

various kinds sent to Gov. Ames from Governors of 
other States. 1868- 1869. 

86. Administration of Gov. Adelliert Ames : General and spe- 

cial (trders issued bv tlie b'cderal Government for the 
Fourth Military District, 1868. 



* Borne rule. i<S6s-68. 
"^^Military rule, 186S-70. 



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Vol. 

87. Administration of Gov. Ames : General and special orders 

issued by the Federal Government for the Fourth Mili- 
tary District, 1869. 

88. Administration of Gov. Ames : General and special orders 

issued by the Federal Government for the Fourth Mili- 
tary District, 1869. 
H. Executive Journal of Governors McRae, McWilHe, Pettus, 
Clarke, Humphreys, and Ames, 1857-1870. 

89. Administrations of Governors Ames, Alcorn, Powers, Ames: 

Correspondence, 1870- 1875.* 
I. Executive Journal of Governors Alcorn and Powers, 1870- 
1874. 

90. Administration of Gov. R. C. Powers : Official notices of 

removals of State and county officers, and commissions 
issued to officers, 1871-1S73. 

91. Administration of Gov. Adelbert Ames: Letter book of 

March 28, 1874, to August 22, 1S74. 

92. Administration of Gov. Adelbert x'Vmes : Letter book of Au- 

gust 25, 1874-January I, 1875. 

93. Administration of Gov. Adelbert Ames: Letter book of Jan- 

uary 5, 1875-July 26, 1875. 
94.' Administration of Gov. Adelbert Ames : Letter book of April 
24, 1 874- March 25, 1876. 

95. Administration of Gov. Adelbert Ames: Copies of Letters to 

Gov. Ames of dates from February, 1875, to Fchrmry, 
1876. 

96. Administration of Gov. Adelbert Ames : Miscellaneous pa- 

pers ; accounts of Yazoo County and Clinton riots ; a few 
letters of miscellaneous character, 1875-1876. 

97. Administration of Gov. Adelbert Ames: Annual Messages, 

1874- 1876. Reports of Ames' impeachment trial. 1876. 

98. Administration of Gov. Robert Lowr}' : A few letters to the 

Governor, of 18^2-1883. Also some reports from State 
Lunatic and lUind As>lums. made in t87(). 
90. Adniiiiislration .»;" (lov. J"iui M. Slone : Corresnondcnce 
and petitions, Xoveiiiber-December, 1895. Also letters to 



R <'Con s t r u ct i on , 1 870-76. 



63 

Vol. 

Governor-elect A. J. McLaurin, September-December, 

1895. 

100. Administration of Gov. A. J. McLaurin: Correspondence, 
1896. 

loi to 104. Administration of Gov. A. J. McLaurin: Letters 
of application and recommendation for appointment to 
various civil offices, January, 1896, 4 volumes. 

105. Administration of Gov. A. J. McLaurin : Letters of appli- 

cation and recommendation for appointment to various 
civil offices, February, 1896. 

106. Administration of Gov. A. J. McLaurin: Letters of appli- 

cation and recommendation for appointment to various 
civil offices, March-July, 1896. 

107. Administration of Gov. McLaurin: Letters of application 

and recommendation for appointment to various civil 
offices, August-December, 1896. 

108. Administration of Gov. McLaurin : Letters and petitions 

for certain judicial appointments throughout the year 
1896. 

109. Administration of Gov. McLaurin : Correspondence for the 

years 1896- 1897. 
no. Administration of Gov. McLaurin: Correspondence for the 
years 1896- 1897. 

111. Administration of Gov. McLaurin: Correspondence for the 

years 1897- 1898. 

112. Administration of Gov. McLaurin: Correspondence for the 

year 1898. 

113. Administration of Gov. McLaurin: Correspondence for the 

year 1898. 

114. Administration of Gov. McLaurin: Miscellaneous letters 

for the year 1S98. Address of Gov. McLaurin, without 
date. 

115. Administration of Gov. ^IcLaurin: Correspondence, etc., 

1899. 

116. Afliniiiistratlon of (jov. McLaurin: Correspondence, Jan- 

uary-July, 1899. 



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Vol 1 

117. Administration of Gov. McLaiirin : Correspondence, Au- ] 

gust-September, IcSqq. | 

118. Administration of Gov. McLaurin, October-December, f 

1899. 

119. Administrations of Governors ]McLam*in and Longino : A 

few letters, and other papers of the year 1900. 
The following are in File Cases, and are arranged in 
alphabetical order, according to the name of the Peti- 
tioner : 

120. Petitions for Pardon, 1893-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. A-B. 

121. Petitions for Pardon, 1893-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. B. 

122. Petitions for Pardon, 1893-99 : To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. C. 

123. Petitions for Pardon, 1894-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. D. 

124. Petitions for Pardon, 1896-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. E-F. 

125. Petitions for Pardon, 1892-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. G. 

126. Petitions for Pardon, 1891-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. H. 

127. Petitions for Pardon, 1894-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. J-K. 

128. Petitions for Pardon, 1895-99: To Govs. Stone and i\Ic- 

Laurin. L-M. 

129. Petitions for Pardon, 1895-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. X-O. 

130. Petitir)ns for Pardon, 1893-99: To Govs. Stone an d Mc- 

Laiuin. P. 

131. Pfiitiuns for ]\'\rdon, i894-()9: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. R. 

132. I'ctitiinis f'M- Pardon. t8<)3-0<"): To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. S. 

133. Petition^ for Pardon, 189.1-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 

Laurin. T. 



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Vol 

134. Petitions for Pardon, 1894-99: To Govs. Stone and Mc- 
Laurin. V-W-Y. 

Series EE. 

1. Bonds of Sheriffs of various counties, 1817-1829. 

2. Bonds of Assessors and Collectors of Taxes, 1818-1825. 

3. Bonds of State Treasurers and Auditors, 1818-1851. Also 
of Coroners, 1 818- 1829, and Bonds for Debts, for 
sale of Seminary Lands, etc. 

4. Bonds of Clerks of various Courts, 1818-1829. 

5. Bonds of Deputy Surveyors and Clerks, 1819-1829. 

6. Bonds of Assessors and Collectors of Taxes, 1826-1829. 
Also Bonds of County Treasurers and Distributors of 
Laws. 

7. Bonds of Assessors and Collectors of Taxes, 1830-1833. 

8. Bonds of County Surveyors, 1830-1839. Of Constables, 
I 830- I 838. 

9. Bonds of Justices of the Peace, 1830 1838. 

10. Bonds of State Officers, 1830- 1839. Of County Treasur- 
ers, 1830-1839. 

11. Bonds of Clerks of different Courts, and Judges, 1830- 
1839. 

Bonds of Clerks of Circuit Courts. 1830- 1839. 

Bonds of Clerks of Probate Courts, 1830-1839. 

Bonds of County Sheriffs. 1830- 1839. 

Bonds, General, for Lands, etc., 1830-1839. Of County 
Rangers, 1830- 1839. 
'l' 16. Bonds of County Coroners, 1830-1839. Of Printers and 

i. Distributors of Laws, 1830- 1839. 

j 17- Bonds of Assessors and Collectors, 1834-1839. 

\ 18. Bonds of Justices of the Peace. 1839. 

I 19. Bonds of Constables, 1839. 

I 20. Bonds of Constables. January i. 1840-Novenibcr 10, 1841. 

21. Bonds of Clerks of Circuit and Probate Courts. 1840-1849. 
5 22. Bonds of Surveyors, 1840-1843. State Othcers, 1840-1849. 

\ Rangers' and Pilots' Bonds, 1840-184'^. 





12. 




13. 




14. 




15- 



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Vol 

2;^. Bonds of Justices of the Peace, 1840- 1844. 

24. Bonds of County Treasurers, 1840-1843; Sheriffs, 1841- 

1848; Coroners, 1840-1845. 

25. Bonds of Justices of the Peace, 1843. Vol. i. 

26. Bonds of Justices of the Peace, 1843. Vol. 2. 

2y. Bonds of Constables, November 10, 1841-January 22, 1844. 

28. Bonds of Assessors and Collectors of Taxes, 1840- 1849. 

29. Bonds of \''arious Kinds: Surety Bonds, Commissioners' 

Oaths, etc., 1840-1849. 

30. Bonds of Tax Collectors, 1849- 1859. 

31. Bonds of State Officers, Court Clerks, and others, 1850- 

1859. Also some Powers of Attorney, etc. 

32. Bonds and Appointments of Auctioneers. A few Oaths of 

Office, Affidavits, etc., 1850-1S59. 

33. Bonds and Oaths of Office of State and Court Officers, 

Distributors of Laws, Commissioners of Deeds, etc., 
1 860- 1 862. 

34. Bonds and Oaths of Office of State Officers, Probate Clerks, 

etc., 1863-1865. Records of Appointments filed in 1865. 

35. Bonds and Powers of Attorney of Probate Clerks, Super- 

intendent of Penitentiary, Reporter of Hi^^h Court of 
Errors and Appeals, Commissioners of Deeds, etc., 1866- 
1867. 

36. Bonds and Oaths of Office of Probate Clerks, some State 

Officials, etc., 1868-1869. 

37. Reports of State Dispensaries. Dispensers' Applications 

and Bonds, 1864-1865. 

Skrif.s F (Records of the Secretary of State.) 

1. Administration of Gov. Holmes: Correspondence of Daniel 

Williams. Secretary of State. November 3, 1817-June 
8, 1821. 
A. Administrations of Governors Holmes, Poindcxter, and 
Pcake: Re^^i^ter of County Officers. 1818-1824. 

2. iVdmini-^iralii 'US (U' (iovernors Ilolnics. t^oindexter, and 

Deakc: Correspondence of John A. GriniluUl, Secretary 
of State. October 3, i82r-lulv 18, 1826. 



6; 

Vol. 

3. Administration of Gov. G. C. Brandon : Correspondence 

of John A. Grimball, Secretary of State, August 14, 
1826-July 24, 1829. 

4. Administration of Gov. G. C. Brandon : Correspondence 

of John A. Grimbali, Secretary^ of State, July 27, 1829- 
August 13, 1830. 

5. Administration of Gov. G. C. Brandon : Correspondence 

and other Papers of John A. Grimball, Secretary of 
State, August 14, 1830-September 4, 1831. 

6. Administrations of Governors Brandon and Scott : Cor- 

rebpondence of John A. Grimball, Secretary of State, 
August 30, 183 1 -June 22, 1833. -^^^so Papers of T. B. 
J. Hadley, Auditor, July 2y, 1830-April 17, 1832. 

7. Administrations of Governors Scott, Lynch, and Runnels: 

Correspondence of David Dickson, Secretary of State, 
January 18, 1833-January 20, 1836. 

8. Administrations of Governors Runnels and Lynch : Corre- 

spondence of Bari7 W. Benson, Secretary of State, 
July 13, 1 834- July 18, 1836. 

9. Administration of Gov. Lynch: Correspondence of Barry 

W. Benson, Secretary of State, July 25, i836-?\Iay 8, 

1837- 

10. Administration of Gov. Lynch: Correspondence of Barry 

W. Benson, Secretary of State, May lO-Decembcr 31, 
1837. 

11. Administration of Gov. McNutt : Correspondence of Barry 

W. Benson, Secretary of State, January 2, 1838-July 18, 

1839- 

12. Administration of Gov. ^[cNutt: Correspondence of Thos. 

B. Woodward, Secretary of State, July 4-December 31, 
1839. Also Papers of 11. A. Hall. Assistant Secretary 
of Stale. December, 1838-Junc. 1839. 

13. A(liiiini>trali()!i> of Go\-ci-nors McXntt and Tucker: Cor- 

resj^rMKlcnce of Thos. \k \\'o(~)(!\var(l. Secretary of State; 
and of L. G. Galloway, Secretary of State, 18.^1-1843. 



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Vol. 

14. Administrations of Governors Tucker and Brown : Corre- 

spondence of \V^ilson Hemingway, Secretary of State, 
January, 1843-January, 1847. 

15. Administrations of Governors Brown and Matthews: Cor- 

respondence of Samuel Stamps, Secretary of State, 
April 2S, 1 847- August 31, 1848. 

16. Administration of Gov. Matthews : Correspondence of Sam- 

uel Stamps, Secretary of State, September 2, 1848-De- 
cember 28, 1849. 

17. Administrations of Governors Brown and Matthews: Re- 

ports of School Commissioners to the Secretary of State, 
1 846- 1 849. Also Report of the State University at 
Oxford. 

18. Administration of Gov. Quitman: Correspondence of the 

Secretary of State for the year 1850. 

19. Administrations of Governors Quitman and Guion : Cor- 

respondence of Secretary- of State for 1 851. 

20. Administration of Gov. Henry S. Foote : Correspondence 

of the Secretaries of State for the years 1853-1859. 

21. Administrations of Governors Foote, McRae, and Mc- 

Willie: Correspondence of the Secretary of State for 
the years 1853-1859. 

22. Administrations of Governors Pettus, Clarke, Sharkey, and 

Humphreys: Correspondence of Secretaries of State for 
the years 1860-1866. 
2^. Administrations of Governors Humphreys and Ames: Cor- 
respondence of Secretary of State, 1867- 1869. Bank- 
ruptcy Notices, 1868. 

24. Administrations of (lovernors Alcorn, Powers, Ames, and 

Stone : Correspondence of Secretaries of State for the 
years 1870- 1879. 

25. Administrations of Ciovernors Alcorn, Powers, Ames, and 

Stone: Correspondence relative to insurance companies 
in r^lississippi, 1870-1879. Flections. ( hailed witli the 
Secretary t>f Stale.) 

26. Returns of elections, local and general, also credentials of 

elected officials, 1817-1819. 



69 

Vol. 

2y. Returns of elections, local and general, 1820-1821. Cre- 
dentials of elected officials. 

2S. Returns of elections, local and general, 1822-1823. Cre- 
dentials of elected officials. 

29. Returns of elections, local and general, 1824-1825. Cre- 

dentials of elected officials. 

30. Returns of elections, local and general, 1826- 1827. Cre- 

dentials of elected officials. 

31. Returns of elections, local and general, 1828. Credentials 

of elected officials. 

32. Returns of elections, local and general, 1829. Credentials 

of elected officials. 

33. Returns of elections, local and general, 1830. Credentials 

of elected officials. 

34. Returns of elections, local and general ; also militia elec- 

tions and credentials, 1831. 

35. Returns of elections for local officials and militia officers, 

183.2. 

2,6. Returns of elections for State officials and Presidential 
electors; also credentials of elected officials, 1S32. 

27. Returns of elections for local and State officers, and mem- 
bers of Assembly; also credentials, 1833. 

38. Returns of elections of Chancellors and Judges ; also militia 

elections and credentials, 1834. 

39. Returns of elections of County and Court officials, 1834. 

40. Returns of elections (general) held in Xovember, 1S35. 

41. Returns of elections (local) held in November, 1835; ^^-o 

credentials. 

42. Returns of elections of County and Court officials and 

member of Congress, 1836. 

43. Returns of elections of Justices of the Peace. 183^^. 

44'. Returns of elections (general) November election of 1S36. 

Credentials. Also militia elections for i83r)-37. 
45- ]\elurns of general elections in No\cmbcr. 1837. Al-o for 

Justices of the Peace. 
46. Returns of electic^ns for mem1)crs of Congress. July, 1837. 

Also County and Court ofticials, credentials, etc., 1837. 



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Vol. 

47. Returns of elections for State Treasurer ; also militia elec- 

tions, 1838. 

48. Returns of elections for Justices of the Peace and town 

elections, 1838. 

49. Returns of elections for members of Congress, in April, 

1838; also County officials. | 

50. Returns of elections for Court officials and County officers, J 

1839. ^ ' j 

51. Returns of elections for Governor and other State officers; k 

also militia elections, 1839. | 

52. Returns of Presidential election of 1840, arranged by coun- '■< 

ties; also militia elections, 1840. | 

53. Returns of elections for Justices of the Peace, Constables, | 

and minor officers, 1840. * % 

54. Returns of elections for Governor and other State officers, | 

November, 1841. | 

55. Returns of special elections, held during the year 1841, | 

for Town and County officers. | 

56. Returns of special elections for County and other officers, | 

during the year 1842. I 

57. Returns of special elections for Town and County officers 

in 1843. 

58. Returns of the general election in November, 1843, ^^' 

ranged by counties. 

59. Returns of election in November, 1844, for Presidential 

electors and general officers. 

60. Returns of elections (special) for Town and County offi- 

cers, 1844. 

61. Returns of elections (general) for Governor and other 

State officers, November, 1845. 

62. Returns of elections of the year 1845, including special 

elections and official returns of the November election. 

63. Returns of elections of the year 1846, including elections 

of l^iwn anrl County officers, Judicial officers and mem- 
bers of Congress. 

64. Returns of elections (special) in the year 1847; Justices 

and other County officers. 



71 

Vol. 

65. Returns of elections of 1848 for Presidential electors, 
Clerks of Court, etc. 

66. Returns of special elections held during the year 1848; 
J. Town and County officers. 

I 6j. Returns of general elections, November 1847, for Governor 



I and other State officers, Representatives, etc., by counties. 

i 68. Returns of general election in November, 1849, for Gov- 

I ernor and other State officers, by counties. 

I 69. Returns of special^ elections in 1849 ^'or Town and County 

^ officers. 

70. Returns of elections for 1S50, including a State election, 

\: held June 10, 1850. 

I 71. Returns of general election held November 3 and 4, 1851, 

I arranged by counties. 

y2. Returns of special elections of 185 1 ; and convention ballot 

J in September, 1851. 

^ 73. Returns of general elections, November 2 and 3, 1852, by 

counties. 

\ 74. Returns of special elections of 1852 for Town and County 

I officers. 

I 75. Returns of general election, November 7 and 8, 1853, by 

I counties, Adams-Scott. 

I 76. Returns of general election, November 7 and 8, 1853, by 

I counties, Simpson-Yazoo. 

|; B. Register of Commissions of Civil officers. 1853. 

I JJ. Returns of special elections in 1854 and 1855. 

I 78. Returns of general election, November 5 and 6, 1855, by 

I counties. 

\ 79. Returns of special elections, 1856. 

t, 80, Returns of general election, October 5 and 6. 1857; also 

I special elections of 1857. 

i 81. Returns of elections through the vear 1858. 

I 82. Returns of general and special elections, 1859. 

\ ^3. Returns of elections (special) for i8(io; also Delegates to 

r Secession Couvcntif^ti. 

I 84. Returns of election for Judge of High Court of Errors 

I and Appeals ; also for County oOirials. 



72 

Vol. 

85. Returns of Presidential election in November, i860, in 
I 59 counties. 

[ 86. Returns of elections for Town and County officers; also 

I special elections, 1861-1862. 

87. Returns of elections for Governor and other State officers ; 
1 also County and Town officers, and members of the 

I Legislature, 1863. 

I 88. Returns of special elections, 1864. 

89. Returns of elections for Governor and other State officers ; 

also Town and County elections, 1865. 
C. Register of Commissions of Civil officers, 1858-1865. 
I 90. Returns of elections for Town and County officers, 1866. 

i 91. Returns of elections for Town and County officers; also 

I . returns of special election to fill Legislative vacancies, 

\ by counties, 1867. 

i 92. Lists of Registered Voters in three counties of Arkansas 

1 (Fourth Military District), 1867. 

j 93. Lists of Qualified Voters who voted in the election of 

June 22, 1868. List of Registrars of election appointed 
by Gen. Gillein for the Fourth' Military District, 1868. 
I 94. Lists of \'oters in various Counties of Arkaiisas. Also 

j names struck off from Voters' Lists, 186S (Fourth Mili- 

I tary District). 

95. Depositions of Voters in State elections of June 24, 186S, 
Democratic and Republican. Also a few election re- 
I turns. 

I 96. Lists of Registered Voters for the year 1869. By counties, 

A-G. 
07. Lists of Registered Voters for the vcar 1869. Bv counties, 
H-J._ 

98. Lists of Registered X'oters for the vcar 1869. Bv counties, 
K-X. 

99. Lists of Registered X'oters for the vcar i8^k). B\- counties, 
B-Y. 

100. Regi-trati(jn Lists, for tlic vcar i86(). 

101. Rvjjorts (^f Slate Cen^^us for the years 1820. 1S22, 1823, 
1824. 1S25. 



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I Vol. 

I i(>2. Census returns for the year 1830. (Very imperfect.) 

r 103. Census returns for the year 1837, in ten counties. 

f 104. Census returns for the years 1S40-41, in thirty-eight coun- 

I ties ; also abstract of State Census. 

I 105. Returns of State Census for 1845, in twenty-four counties; 

I also consolidated returns of State Census. 

I 106. Enumeration of the Inhabitants of Hinds County ; made in 

I August-December, 1850. 

J, 

I 107. Enumeration of free White Inhabitants of twenty-four 

I counties of the State. Also of Educable Children, and 

I Cotton Bales, 1850- 1853. 

I 108. Census returns for the year 1866, in the counties of Bolivar, 

^ Hancock, Jackson, Lowndes, and Marshall. 

i; 109. Census returns for the year 1866, in the counties of Sun- 

i; flower, Tallahatchie, and Tippah. 

I no. Census returns for the year 1S66, in the counties of War- 

r ren and Washington. 

r III. Census returns for the year 1870, in thirteen counties. 

I 112. Census returns for the year 1870, in the counties of Wilkin- 

1^, son and Yalobusha. 

f: 113. Lists of Educable Children in various counties. 1870-1879. 

t 114. Records and Receipts concerning the Distribution of Laws 

I and Legislative Journals. From 181 8- 1830. 

I 115. Records and Receipts concerning the Distribution of Laws 

r and Legislative Journals. From 1830- 1839. 

f. 116. Records and Receipts concerning the Distribution of Laws 

I and Legislative Journals. From 18.10-1843. 

I. 117. Records and Receipts conceniing the l^istribulion of Laws 

I and Legislative Journals. From 1844-1846. 

[ 118. Records and RtCLipts concerning the Distribution of L^aws 

I and Legislative Journals. From 18.18-1849. .\lso Bonds 

: of Distributors. 

119. RcoTds and Receipts cnncorniiig the Di^lrilMUion of Laws 

and Legislative Journals. 1850-1853. 

120. Records and Receipts concerning the Distribution of Laws 

and Legislative Journals, 1854-1859. 



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Vol. 

121. Some Miscellaneous Papers of the Secretary of State's 

Office, 1858-1859. 

122. Statements and Reports of Insurance Companies doing 

business in Tvlississippi during the 50's, 

123. Statements. Charters, etc., of Insurance Companies in Mis- 

sissippi, 1 860- 1 866. 

124. Statements, Reports, etc., of Insurance Companies in Mis- 

sissippi, from 1S67-1868. 

125. Records and Receipts concerning the Distribution of Laws 

and Legislative Journals, 1866-1869. 

126. Statements and Reports of Insurance Companies in Mis- 

sissippi, 1869. 
D. Record Book of the Secretary of State, for the years 1870- 

1873. 

127. Statements and Reports of Insurance Companies in Mis- 

sissippi, during the 70's. 

128. Statements and Reports of Insurance Companies in Mis- 

sissippi, during the 70's. 

129. Statements and Reports of Insurance Companies in Mis- 

sissippi, 1 880- 1 882. 

130. Fees and Perquisites of the Secretary of State, and Ex- 

pense Account, from January, i8cp-December, 1892. 

Series FF (In File Cases). 

1-4. Amnesty Oaths, 1865. (Unsorted.) 
5-6. Blank Election Tickets, 1868. 

Series G (Auditor's Records). 

1. Administrations of Governors Holmes and Poindcxtcr: 

Correspondence of John R. Girault. Auditor Public Ac- I 

counts, March 12, loiS-February 3, 1819. Al-o of John ! 

Ricliards, Audilnr. March 4, iSio-Xovembor 1. 1821. ! 

2. Adiiiini^tration of Governor W'ahcr Leake: Corrcsixnidence 

and other Papers of Hiram (i. Runnels, Auditor, Jaimary 
31, 1 822- February, 1824. 



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Vol. 

3. Administrations of Governors Leake and Brandon : Corre- 
spondence of Hiram G. Runnels, Auditor, February 9, 
1824-January 8, 1826. 

4. Administrations of Governors Holmes and Brandon : Corre- 
spondence of Hiram G. Runnels, Auditor, January 15, 
1826-January 22, 1828. 

5. Administration of Governor Brandon : Correspondence of 
Hiram G. Runnels. Auditor. January 15-December 23, 
1828. 

6. Administration of Governor Brandon: Correspondence of 
Hiram G. Runnels, Auditor, January-December, 1829. 

7. Administrations of Governors Runnels and Lynch : Corre- 
spondence of John IL Mallory, Auditor, 1833-1837. Also 
some letters of preceding dates. 

8. Administrations of Governors Runnels and Lynch : Corre- 
spondence of John H, Mallory, Auditor, 1S33-1837. Also 
Papers concerning his trial, etc. Papers concerning the 

I Sale of Seminary Lands, 1S33-1839. 

I 9. Admiuistration of Governor A. G. ^IcXutt: Correspond- 

I ence of Augustus B. Saunders, Auditor, December 24, 

I 1837-July II, 1838. 

I 10. Administration of Governor A. G. ^IcNutt: Correspond- 

I ence of Augustus B. Saunders, Auditor, July 13-Decem- 

[ ber 17, 1833. 

I II. Administration of Governor A. G. ]\IcNutt: Correspond- 

I ence of Augustus B. Saunders. Auditor, December 17, 

f 1838-April 15, 1839. 

I 12. Administration of Governor A. G. }\IcNutt : Correspond- 

I ence of Augustus B. Saunders, Auditor, April i6-Dccem- 

[ ^ ber 31, 1839. 

I 13. Administrali'jiis of Go\ernors McXutl and Tucker. Corre- 

I; spondence of Augustus 1], Saunders. AuditcM", January 

15, 1 840- June 24. 1842. 

I 14. Administration of (Governor Tucker: Ccn-res{M^ndence of 

|- James C. Matthews, Aiulit^ir, January i-Deccmher 26, 

f 1842. 



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15. Administration of Governor Tucker: Correspondence of 
James E. Matthews, Auditor, January 2-December 27, 

1843. 

16. Administration of Governor A. G. Brown : Correspondence 

of James E. Matthews, Auditor, January2-December 31, 
1844. 

17. Administration of Governor A. G. Brown : Correspondence 
j of James E. Matthews, Auditor, January i -December 
I 31, 1845. 

i 18. Administration of Governor A. G. Brown : Correspondence 

j of James E. Matthews, Auditor, January i -December 30, 

i 1846. 

I 19. Administration of Governor A. G. Brown : Correspondence 

I of Tames E. Matthews, Auditor, Januarv 2-November 30, 

i 1847. 

I 20. Administration of Governor J. W. IMatthews : Correspond- 

ence of George T. Swann, x\uditor, January 5-December 
30, 1848. 

21. Administration of Governor J. W. Matthews: Correspond- 
ence of George T. Swann, Auditor, January 1 -December 
28, 1849. 

22. Administration of Governor John A. Quitman: Auditor's 
Corrcsf)ondence for the year 1S50. 

23. Administrations of Governors Quitman and Guion : Audi- 
tor's Correspondence for the year 1851. 

24. Administration of Governor Henry S. Foote : Auditor's 
Correspondence for the year 1852. 

25. Administration of Governor Blemy S. Foote: Auditor's 
Correspondence for the year 1853. 

26. A(hninistration of Governor Henry S. Foote: Auditor's 
Corresixindence for tlie year 1853. 

27. Administration of Governor Jolni J. McRac: Auditor's 
Correspondence iov the vcar 1854. 

28. Admiiiistratif^n of (lovcrniT John J. McRao : Auchtor's 
Correspondence for llie year 1S55. 

29. Admini<traLion of (lOvernor John T. McRac: Au(Htor's 
Correspondence for the year i85(>. 



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f 30. Administrations of Governors McRae and McWillie : Audi- 

I tor's Correspondence for the year 1857. 

I 31. Administration of Governor Wm. McWillie: Auditor's 

[ Correspondence for the year 1858. 

I 32. Administrations of Governors McWillie and Pettus : Audi- 

I tor's Correspondence for the year 1859. 

f 33. Administration of Governor J. J. Pettus: Auditor's Corre- 

j spondence for the year i860. 

I 34. Administration of Governor J. J. Pettus: Auditor's Corre- 

I spondence for the year 1861. 

f 35. Administrations of Governors vPettus and Clark: Auditor's 

[ Correspondence for the years 1862, 1863, 1864. 

I 36. Administrations of Governors Clark, Sharkey, and Hum- 

i phreys : Auditor's Correspondence for the year 1865, 

I and January-June. 1866. 

I 37. Administration of Governor B. G. Humphreys: Auditor's 

I Correspondence, July-December, 1866. 

I 38. Administration of Governor B. G. Humphreys: Auditor's 

I Correspondence, January-April, 1S67. 

f 39. Administration of Governor B. G. Humphreys: Auditor's 

I ^ Correspondence, May-December, 1S67. 

I 40. Administration of Governor B. G. Humphreys: Auditor's 

I Correspondence, January-April, 1S68. 

I 41. Adnu'nistration of Governors Humphreys and Ames: Audi- 

[ tor's Correspondence, May-Aiigust, 1868. 

I 42. Administration of Governor Adelbert Ames: Auditor's 

I Correspondence. September-December, 1868. 

■; 43. Administration of Governor Adel1:)crt Ames: Auditor's 

I Correspondence, January-March, 1S69. ^ 

I 44. Administration of Governor Adelbert Ames : Auditor's 

I Correspondence. April-Jime, i8(V). 

i 45. Administration of (Governor Adelbert Ames: Auditor's 

. Correspondence, July-Sei}teml.)er, iS()(). 

\ 46. Administration of Governor Adelbert Ames: Auditor's 

■: Correspondence, October-December. 1809. 



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47. Administration of Governor Adclbert Ames : Auditor's 

Correspondence ; Unimportant Inquiries About Land, 
etc., 1867-T869. 

48. Administrations of Governors Ames, Alcorn, and Powers: 

Auditor's Correspondence for the years 1870, 1871, 1872, 

1873. 

49. Administration of Governor Adelbert Ames : Auditors 

Correspondence, January-June, 1874. 

50. Administration of Governor Adelbert Ames : Auditor's 

Correspondence, July-December, 1874. 

51. Administration of Governor A.delbert Ames: Auditor's 

Correspondence for the year 1875. 

52. Administrations of Governors iVmes and Stone: Auditor's 

Correspondence for the year 1876. 

53. Administration of Governor John M. Stone: Auditor's 

Correspondence for the years 1877, 1878. 

54. Administration of Governor John M. Stone: Auditor's 

Correspondence for the year 1879. 

55. Administration of Governor John M. Stone: Auditor's 

Correspondence for the year 1880. 

56. Administrations of Governors Stone and Lowry : Auditor's 

Correspondence for the years 18S1-1882. 

57. Administration of Governor Robert Lowry : Auditor's 

Correspondence for the years 1883-1886. Also a few 
Miscellaneous Letters of 1880-1884. 

58. Administration of Governor John AL Stone : Auditor's 

Correspondence for the years 1890-1892. 

59. Administration of Governor Jolin ]\I. Stone: Auditor's 

Correspondence for the years 18^)3-1895. 



ASSKSS.NfENT ROLLS. 

60. Re;d and Personal Assessment Ivolls. For the year 181S. 

in 8 cr>nritic,^. 

61. Ucal and ]\M-sonal Assessment Rolls. For the )ear 1S19. 

In 15 counties. 



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I 62. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1820. 

Y In 16 counties, 

i: 62i- Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1821. 

I In 16 counties. 

I 64. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1822. 

I In 16 counties. 

[; 65. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1823. 

I In 17 counties. 

I 66. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1824. 

|: In 20 counties. 

^, 6y. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1825. 

I In 14 counties. 

f 68. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1825. 

I In 7 counties, and i county, in 1826. 

I 69. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1827. 

I In 12 counties. 

|, 70. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1827. 

I In 13 counties. 

|; 71. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1828. 

i In 8 counties. 

I 72. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1828. 

I In 16 counties. 

I 73. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1829. 

I In 10 counties. 

I 74. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1829. 

I In 14 counties. 

I y^. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1830. 

^ In II counties. 

I 76. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1830. 

I In 13 counties. 

I"- 

f yy. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1831. 

I In 15 counties. 

I 78. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1831. 

In 5 counties. In 8 counties iov 1S3-'. 

\ /[). Ixcal and PcrscMial Assessment Rolls. For the year 1833. 

I ■ In 9 counties. 

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Vol. 

80. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1833. 

In 10 counties. 
A. Auditor's Record Book, 1819-1833. 

81. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1834. 

In 17 counties. 

82. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1834. 

In 10 counties. 

83. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1835. 

In 16 counties. 

84. Real and Personal .Vssessment Rolls. For the year 1835. 

In 24 counties. 

85. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1836. 

In 12 counties. 

86. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1836. 

In 23 counties. 

87. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1836. 

In 12 counties. 
S8. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1837. 
In 10 counties. 

89. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1837. 

In 13 counties. 

90. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1837. 
In i^ counties. 



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91. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 183S. 

In 14 counties. 

92. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1838. 

In 17 counties. 

93. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1838. , 

In 19 covmties. j 

94. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1S39. 

In 18 counties. 

95. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1S39. 

In 17 comities. 

96. Real and l^ersonal .Assessment Rolls. For the year 1839. 

In I I counties. 

97. Real and IV'rsonal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1840. 

In 17 counties. 



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Vol. 

98. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1840. 
In 19 counties. 

99. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1840. 
In 17 counties. 

100, Real and Personal Assessment Rolls, For the year 1841. 

In II counties. 
loi. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1841. 

In 15 counties. 

102. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1841. 
In 15 counties. 

103. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1841. 
In 23 counties. 

104. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1842. 
In 15 counties. 

105. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1842. 
In 8 counties. 

106. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1843. 
In 14 counties. 

107. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1843. 
In 17 counties. 

108. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1843. 
In 10 counties. 

109. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1844. 
In 10 counties. 

I no. Real and Personal Asscsmsent Rolls. For the year 1844. 

I In 14 counties. 

I HI. Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1844. 

I In 12 counties. 

I 112. Real and Personal Asses.^ment Rolls. For the years 1844- 

I 1845. i'"" ^^'arren County. 

I 113. Real and I'ersonal Assessment Rolls. F^or the year 1845. 

I In 23 counties. 

t 114. Real and Personal Assessment Rc^lls. Vov the \ear 1815. 

I Til II counties. 

I ^5- Real atifl I\rsonal .VsscssmerU Rolls. For the year 1846. 

f In 12 counties. 



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Vol, 
ii6. 

117. 

118. 

119. 

120. 

121. 

122. 

123. 

124. 

125. 

126. 

127. 

128. 
129. 

130. 

132, 

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Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For the year 1846. 
In 14 counties. 

List of Insolvencies and Over-Assessments in different 
counties for the years 1840- 1846. 

Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For 1846-1847. In 
19 counties. 

Real and Personal Assessment Rolls. For 1859. In 4 
counties. 

Returns of Land Commissioners Appointed to Report Tax- 
able Lands of the State. For the year 1842. In 10 
counties. 

Returns of Land Commissioners Appointed to Report Tax- 
able Lands of the State. For the year 1843. 

Deeds of Conveyance for the Lands bid in for Delinquent 
Taxes, 1842- 1844. 

Returns of Land Commissioners, showing List of Taxable 
Lands, 1844- 1845. 

Returns of Land Commissioner, with Lists of Taxable 
Lands. For 1846. 

Returns of Land Commissioners. For 1846, 1847, 1849. 
In 6 counties. 

Returns of Land Commissioners. For 1846-1847. In 6 
counties. 

Returns of Land Commissioners. For 1846-1847. In 9 
counties. 

Returns of Land Commissioners. For 1848. In 8 counties. 

Land Sales and Redemptions, 1840-1849. Also Tax Col- 
lectors' Sales, 1S43, 1846, 1847. 

Sales of l^nredcemed Lands, and Lands Delinquent for 
Taxes. 1840-1849. 

Lands Forfeited to the State for Taxes, 1850-185T. 

Lands Forfeited to the State for Taxes. 1852-1853. 

Lnufl- Forfeited to ilie .St.ite for Taxes. 1854-1850. 

List of Stale Lands and Taxes ihcrcon. i850-i8:^g. 

List of State Lands Redeemed. 1S50-1859. 

List of State Lands Ivedeemed. 1850-18^9. 



83 I 

! 
Vol. I 

137. Assessors' Land Lists, 1850-1856. ' 

138. Assessors' Land Lists, 1857-1859. • ' 

139. Miscellaneous Land Papers : Receipts for Swamp and Over- j 

flowed Land, 185S. County Lists of Lands assessed to 1 

Individuals, at various dates during the 50's. 

140. Land Office Papers of 1861. Reports of Land Sales by 

Swamp Land Commissioner, 1862. Tax Sales for Chick- 
asaw School Fund, etc. 

141. Lands Sold for Taxes in 1 861 -1864. i\lso Redemption 

Vouchers, 1865. 

142. Deeds to Lands Sold to the State in Attala County. Lands 

owned by the State in 1867. Land Redemption Receipts, 

1867. I 

143. Redeemed Lands in I]olivar, Washington and Issaquena ' 

Counties, 1866- 1868. 

144. Lands Sold to the State for Taxes, 1868- 1869. 

145. Lands Forfeited to the State for Taxes. By counties, A-B, 

1 870- 1 879. 

146. Lands Forfeited to the State for Taxes. By counties, C-D, 

1 870- 1 879. i 

147. Lands forfeited to the State for Taxes. By counties, G-T, 1 

I 870- I 879. j 

148. Lands Forfeited to the State for Taxes. By counties, U-Y, : 

1 870- 1 879. I 

149. Lists of State Lands. By counties, A-C, 1870- 1879. ' 

150. Lists of State Lands. By counties, D-K, 1870-1879. 

151. Lists of State Lands. By counties, L-0, 1870-1879. 

152. Lists of State Lands. By counties, P-S, 1870- 1879. 

153. Ij'sts of State Lands. By counties. T-U. 1870-1879. 

154. Lists of State Lands. By counties, W-Y, 1870-1879. | 

155. Miscellaneous Land Lists, of dates from i870-i87(). j 

156. Miscellaneous Land Tax Lists: a few of the 70's, and some I 

without date or county. 
^^y. Lands l'.cl(jnL:inL;' to the Lcvee T.oard, 1870- 1879. 
158. Lands Held hy the State for Taxes, 18S0-1S84. Also some 

belonginiz to the Levee Board. 



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1 Vol. 

; 159. Various Papers Relating to Land Sales and Redemption. I 

! Also Railroad Land Purchases, 1880-1885. 

': Auditor's Miscellaneous Records, chronologically arranged. 

; This List includes : Reports of various kinds : Tax 

Assessors' and Collectors' Papers ; Warrants, Vouchers, 
i Receipts, etc. 

I 160. Warrants. Vouchers, and Receipts of Auditors' Office, 

I 1817-1825. 

j 161. List of Lisolvencics : Improper and Delayed Assessments, 

i etc., 1817-1825. 

1 162. Warrants, Vouchers, and Receipts of Auditor's Office, 

I 1818-1819. 

I 163. Reports of State Auditor; also IMisccllaneous Accounts, 

I 1818-1829. 

164. Lists of Fines and Forfeitures,. etc., 1820-December, 1824. 

165. Lists of Fines and Forfeitures, etc., January, 1825-Decem- 
ber, 1826. 

166. W^arrants, Vouchers, and Receipts, February, 1825-Sep- 
tember, 1827. 

167. Lists of Insolvencies in counties; Improper and Delayed 
Assessments, etc., 1825-Dccember, 1829. 

- 168. Lists of Fines and Forfeitures ; Sheriffs' Executions, etc., 
1827-1829. 

169. W'arrants. \^ouchers, and Receipts, October, 1827-Decem- 
ber, 1829. 

170. Adams County Papers; Auction Sales of Slaves, 1827-1830. 
Lists of Sales of Slaves. 1833. 

171. Lists of Fines and Forfeitures; Insolvencies, etc., Januar}% 
1830-Deceniber, 1832. 

172. Warrants, \'ouclicrs. and Receipts, 1830-1833. 
- 173. Reports from Auditor to State Treasurer, 1830-1835. 

Also List of Candidates for Assessor. ! 

174. Warrants. X'onolicrs. and Receipts. i834-i83f\ Also Ac- 
counts oi l^xj^enses of Presidential f-dcctors. 

175. Lists of bines and b\)rfeilures. Insolvencies, etc., 1833- 

1839. 



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Vol. 

176. Reports from Auditor to State Treasurer, 1836-1839. Also 
Seminary Land Accounts, 1834- 1839. 

177. Warrants, Vouchers, and Receipts, 1837-1839. Also Con- 
tingent Fund Account, 1829- 1835. 

178. Reports of Sheriffs, Tax Collectors, and others in Account 
with the State of Mississippi, 1840-1S44. , 

179. Warrants, Vouchers, and Receipts, 1840-1849. 

180. Boards of Police Transactions, and Levies of County 
Taxes, 1841-1849. Also Fines, Forfeitures, and In- 
solvencies. 

181. Reports of Auditor's Office, 1839-1849. 

182. Statements of Licenses Issued to Hawkers, Peddlers, and 
Taverns, and Moneys Received, 1842- 1846. 

183. Reports of Sheriffs, Tax Collectors, and others in Account 
with the State of Mississippi, 1845-1849. 

184. Reports from Auditor to Treasurer's Office, 1848-1849. 
Also Cotton x^LCCounts, 1849. Public Buildings Accounts 
in the 30's and 40's. 

185. Warrants, Vouchers, and Receipts, 1850-1853. 

186. Warrants, Vouchers, and Receipts, 1854-1857. 

187. Warrants, Vouchers, and Receipts, 1858-1859. 

188. Tax Collectors' and Assessors' Reports, 1850-1859. 

189. Miscellaneous Collection of Tax Collectors' and Assessors' 
Reports, etc., 1850- 1859. 

190. Auditors' Warrants and Receipts for Chickasaw School 
Land Sales, 1850-1859. 

191. Personal Assessment Rolls, 1850- 1859. 

192. Bills, Receipts, and Vouchers for the Expenses of Deaf 
I and Dumb Asylum, 1S60-1861. Expenditures for Man- 
I sion and Capitol Repairs and Furnishings, etc., i860. 

( 193. Orders of iioards of Police for Levy of Taxes, i860. Re- 

l ceipts and Warrants of various kinds, i860. 

I 194. Penitentiary Accounts and Reports, i860- 1863. 

* 195- Rccei})ts, X'ouclicrs, etc.. of Military Relief Tax, 1S60- 

\ 1864. 

[ I96. Warrants. \'ouchcrs. etc., of MiHtia Payments, etc., 1861- 

I 1863. 

i. 



215- 


2l6. 


1 217. 


{ 218. 


I ■ . 219. 


! 220. 



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Vol, 

197. Warrants and Vouchers to Legislators, Tax Collectors, etc. 

Statements and Reports, 1862-1864. 

198. Orders of Boards of Police for Tax Levies, 1861-1864. 

199. Sheriffs' Accounts and Reports; Assessment Rolls; In- 

solvent Tax Lists; Reports of Tax Collectors, 1861-1865. 

200. Reports of ^lilitary Relief Tax; Miscellaneous Statements 

and Reports, January-May, 1S65. 

201. Various Papers Relating to the Operations of the Salt 

Department of ]Mississippi, 1862-1865. 

202. Sheriff's Reports of Collections of Special Taxes, 1S65. 

203. Reports of Special Taxes, 1866. 

204. Auditor's Receipt Warrants, 1S66. 

205. Receipt Warrants for Advance on Cotton ; Cotton Bonds, 

and Receipts, 1866. 

207. Personal Assessment Rolls ; Special Tax Lists ; Cotton Tax, 

etc., 1866-1867. 

208. Delinquent and Insolvent Tax Lists, 1866-1867. 

209. Sundry \'ouchers and Auditor's Warrants, 1867. 

210. Old Record Book Containing Entries of Sheriffs' Collec* 

tions. etc., 1866-1868. 

211. Orders of Boards of Police, 1866-1869. 

212. Penitentiary Reports and Statements. 1866, 1868, 1869. 

State Architect's Estimates and Specifications, 1866- 
1867. 

213. Delinquent and Insolvent Tax Lists, 1867-1868. 

214. Assessment of Persons and Personal Property, 1868. 
Constitutional Convention Tax Lists, 1868. J 
Iveal and Personal Tax Lists. In 9 Counties, A-D, 1868. | 
IvC'd and Personal Tax Lists. In 5 counties, II-J, 1S68. -j 
Real and Personal Tax Lists. In 11 counties, L-R, 186S. j 
Rea! and IVrsonal Tax Lists. In 11 counties, S-Y, 1868. 
Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1868. Bv counties, 

B-J. 

221. liiM::\cnt and Delinquent Tax Lists, i8(J>S. Bv counties, 

M-V. 

222. Sheriffs' Accounts and Statements, i868-i86<-). 
2J3. Cottr.n Tax Reports. i868-i8rx;. 



1 ^^- 

I 224. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1869. By counties, 

j A-H. 

i 225. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1869. By counties, 

I 226. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1869. By counties, 

\ M-T. 

f 22y. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1869. By counties, 

I W-Y. 

I 228. A few Lists of Land Taxes for the year 1869. 

f 229. Personal Tax Lists for the year 1869. 

? 230. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1870. By counties, 

i A-G. 

f 231. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1870. By counties, 

I 232. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1870. By counties, 
I L-M. 

I 233. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1870. By counties, 
1 ^ N-^V. 

234. Reports and Orders of Supervisors' Courts, 1870-1872. 

235. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1871. By counties, 
A-C. 

236. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1871, By counties, 
D-L. 

237. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1871. By counties, 
M-\V. 

238. Tax Collectors' Reports of various kinds, 1871-1872. 

I 239. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1872. By counties, 

I A-H. 

{ 240. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1872. Bv counties, 

I J-N. 

I 241. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1872. By counties, 

I 0-Y. 

! 242. Tax Collectors' l\e[)''>rts of various kinds. 1873. 

: 243. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax I.i-sls, 1873. 

; 244. Insolvent and Delinquent Tax 1 .ist'^, 1874-1875. 

I 245. Insolvent and DelinqueiU Tax Lists, 1876-1S79. 

I 

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Vol. 
246. 

247 
248 
249 
250 
251 
252 

253 
254 

255 
256 

2S7 



88 



Report of Committee on Equalization of Personal Prop- 
erty Tax, 1875. 
Adams County Insolvencies, 1S71-1876. 
Personal Tax Lists of Yazoo County, 1871-1877. 
Various Reports to the Auditor, 1870- 1879. 
Tax Collectors' Reports, 1870- 1879. 

Miscellaneous and Unimportant Tax Lists, etc., 1870-1879. 
Reports and Orders of Supervisors' Courts, 1873-1879. 
Reports of Fines and Forfeitures, 1880. 
Reports of Fines and Forfeitures, 188 1. 
Miscellaneous Tax Collectors' Reports, 1880-1885. 
Insolvent and Delinquent Tax Lists, 1880-1885. 
Report of Privilege Tax and Liquor Licenses, 1880-1886. 



AUDITOR S MISCELLANEOUS AND UNIMPORTANT DECORDS. 

(In File Cases.) 

I. Vouchers and Receipts, the 50's. 
2-13. Cotton Bonds and Receipts for Cotton, 1862 (12 vols.). 

16. Dispensary Vouchers, 1864 (3 vols.). 
Cotton Tax Recei})ts, 186S. 
Tax Sales Receipts, 1S68. 
Convention Tax Receipts, 1868. 
Miscellaneous Bills and Receipts, 1868. 
Cotton Tax Receipts and Lists, 1869. 

r^lisccllaneous Warrants and Vouchers, 1869 (4 vols.). 

judiciar}- Warrants, 1869 (3 vols.). 

Fines and Forfeitures, the 70's. 
Miscell.'iTieous Wnichers, the 70's. 
I'^iiK's and h'orfciturcs, 1870- 1872. 
I'iiic- and I'^orfeitures, 1873. 
Imucs and i'"orfcitures, 1874. 
Fim.'s and Forfeitures, 1875. 
\'()uchers for Teachers' 1^\md Tax, llie 70's. 
\'ourhicrs for 'i\\achci s' l^ind Tax. the 70*s. 
IVdincjUcnt I'ax Sales, the 70's. 
Levee d'ax Deeds, the 70's. 



14. 15 

17 

18 

19 

20 

21 
22-25 
26-28 
29-30 

3L 

32- 

34- 

35- 

36. 

37- 
39- 



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Vol. 

40-42. 

43-47. 
48-49. 

50. 



Privilege Tax and Licenses, the 70's. 
Miscellaneous Vouchers, the 70's. 
Levee Tax Sales, the 70's. 
Bills, Receipts, and Vouchers, the 8o's. 



Si:ries H (Treasurer's Records), 

1. Treasurer's Reports and Statements, 1818-1829. 

2. Treasurers' Reports, 1842-1849. 

3. Treasurers' Reports and Statements, 1850-1858. 

4. Sundry Papers Belonging to Treasurer's Department, 1850- 

1859. 

5. Treasurers' Reports and Statements, 1862- 1866. 
6- Treasurers' Reports, 1867, 

7. Treasurers' Reports, January-April, 1868. 

8. Treasurers' Reports, June-September, 1868. 
A few Treasurers' Reports and Receipts, 1871-1879. 
Treasurers' Receipt Books, August 29, 1901-July i, 1902. 
Treasurer's Receipt Book, July 2, 1902-February 16, 1903. 
Treasurer's Receipt Book, February 16, 1903-June 17, 1903. 



Series I (Legislative Records). 

STATE. 

Acts of the First Session of General Assembly 
December, 18 17 and January and February, 



9- 
10. 
II. 
12. 



Acts of Second Session of General xAssembly 

January and February, 1819. 
Acts of Third Session of General Assembly 

January and February, 1820. 
Acts of Fourth Session of General Assembly 

January and FY'iiruary, 1821. 
Acts of h'ifth Session of General Assembly, 

November, 1821. 
Acts of Sixth Sessicni of General Assembly 

June, 1822. 
Acts of Sixth Session of General Asscmbl}', 

June, 1822. 



. Approved 

1818. 

. Approved 

Approved 

. Approved 

Approved 

Approved 

Approved 



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Vol, 
8. 

9- 

lO. 

II. 

12. 
14. 

15- 
16. 

17. 



19. 



30. 

21. 
22. 

23- 
24. 



Acts of Seventh Session of General Assembly. Approved 
January, 1823. 

Acts of Eighth Session of General Assembly. Approved 
January, 1824. 

Acts of Ninth Session of General Assembly. Approved 
January and February, 1825. 

Acts of Tenth Session of General Assembly. Approved 
January, 1826. 

Acts of Eleventh Session of General Assembly. Approved 
January and February, 1827. 

Acts of Twelfth Session of General Assembly. Approved 
January and February, 1828. 

Acts of Thirteenth Session of General Assembly. Approved 
January and February, 1829. 

Acts of Fourteenth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved January 19, and February 12. 1830. 

Acts of Fifteenth Session of General Assembly. Approved 
December, 1830. 

Acts of Sixteenth Session of General Assembly. Approved 
December, 1831. 

Acts of Seventeenth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved January 14-March 2, 1833. 

Acts of Eighteenth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved November 25-December 25, 1833. 

Acts (one only) Nineteenth Session of General Assembly. 
Approved 1S36. 

Acts of Twentieth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved January, 1837. 

Acts of TwentN'-first Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved April-^vlay, 1S37. 

Acts of Twenty-first Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved -May T2-13. 1837. 

Acts of Twc-nty-sccDnd Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
I)ru\ed January-I'ebrunry, 1S38. 

Acts of TwcntN'-.-ccomi Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
provevl l\^biuary 15-22, 1838. 



91 

Vol. ■' ■ 

25. Acts of Twenty-third Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved January-February, 1839. 

26. Acts of Twenty-third Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved February 15-K^r, 1839. 

2y. Acts of Twenty-fourth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved January-February, 1840. 

2S. Acts of Twenty-fourth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved January 13-20, 1840. 

29. Acts of Twenty-fourth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved February 20-22, 1840. 

30. Acts of Twenty-fouilli Session General Assembly. Ap- 

proved February 22, 1840. 

31. Acts of Twenty-fifth Session General Assembly. Ap- 

proved January- February, 1841. 

32. Acts of Twenty-fifth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved February 5-6, 1841. 

33. Acts of Twenty-fifth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved February 6, 1841. 
Acts (two) of Twenty-sixth Session of General Assembly. 
Approved February, 1842. 

34. Acts of Twenty-seventh Session of General Assembly 

(called Session), x^pproved July, 1S43. 

35. Acts of Twenty-seventh Session of General Assembly 

(called Session). Approved July, 1843. 

36. Acts of Twenty-eii^hth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved January- February, 1844. 
^y. Acts of Twenty-ei2:hth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 
proved Fe])ruary 7-16, 1844. 

38. Acts of Twenty-ei.i^hth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved P\^bruar>- t(>-24, 1844. 

39. Acts of Twenty-ninth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proA'cd Jamiary-February, 1846. 

40. Acts of Twentv-niiitli Session of General .\sscnibly. Ap- 

[jroved February 2-16, 1846. 

41. Acts of Twenty-ninth Ses.^ion of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved February 21 -March 3. 1846. 



92 

Vol. 

42. Acts of Twenty-ninth Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved ^larch 4-5, 184G. 

43. Acts of Thirty-first Session of General Assembly. Ap- 

proved March, 1850. z\lso a few Acts of Called Session, 

November, 1850; and Message of Governor Quitman, | 

November 18, 1850. I 

44. Acts and a few Bills of Session of 1852. (Fragmentary.) | 

45. Acts, few and fragmentary, of Sessions of 1856, 1857, 1858. 1 

Some Chapters of Code of 1857. Assembly Papers: j 
Bills, Resolutions, Reports, Messages, etc. | 

46. Resolutions and ^lessages between the Houses, 1S18-1S25. ] 

Notices of Bills, etc., various dates. ] 

47. Resolutions, Committee Reports, and Ivlessages between the ; 

Houses, Januarys, 1826. Some without date. ! 

48. Resolutions, Committee Reports, and Messages between the 

Houses, January-February, 1827. 

49. Resolutions, Committee Reports, Messages, etc., 1828. 

50. Reports of the Committee on Claims. 1817-1829. Also 

Papers Relating to the Public Printing, 1817-1830. 

51. Resolutions, Committee Reports, and ^Messages, 1829. 

52. Notices given by ?vlembers to Introduce Bills, 1826-1829. 1 

Also Orders of the Day, November-December, 1830. 

53. Communications, etc., from Other States to ■Mississippi, 

1824- 1836. Original Bills relating to Slavery. 

54. Resolutions, ^lessages. Committee Reports, etc., 1830-1831. 

55. Papers Relating to Flections, Committee Reports of various 

dates between 1820- 1839. 

56. Resolutions. Messages, Committee Reports, 1832-1839. 

57. Messages between tlie two Houses, Lists oi FnroUcd Bills, 

Committee Reports without date belonging to the period 
1 820- 1 839. 

58. Rough Minutes of Fegislative Proceedings. 1818-1833. Of 

little or no value. 

59. Rouc^h Minutes of Legislative Proceedings. 1810-1830. Of 

little or no value. 

60. Proceedincrs of Constitutic^nal ConvciUion of 1832. Sep- 

tember 10-20. 



93 

Vol. 

6i. Proceedings of Constitutional Convention of 1832. Sep- 
tember 21-29. 

62. Proceedings of Constitutional Convention of 1832. Octo- 

ber I- 1 3. 

63. Proceedings of Constitutional Convention of 1832. Octo- 

ber 15-20. 

64. Proceedings of Constitutional Convention of 1832. Octo- 

' ber 22-26 ; also a Copy of the Constitution. 

65. Rough Minutes of Convention, September-October, 1832. 

66. Proceedings of Convention; Amendments, Reports, etc. 

Also list of votes given. 

67. Proceedings of Convention ; Amendments, Reports, etc. 

List of votes. 

68. Proceedings of Convention ; Amendments, etc. Circulars 

of N. H. Howard. 

69. Asscm.bly Records of various kinds, kept in the period 

1818-1837. 

70. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the First 

and Second Sessions, 1817-1818, and 1S19. 

71. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Fifth, 

Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Sessions, 1821-1824. 
y2. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Ninth 

Session, January-February, 1825. 
y;^. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Tenth 

Session, January- February, 1826. 

74. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Eleventh 

Session, January-Fel)ruary, 1827. 

75. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Twelfth 

Session, Januarv'-February, 1828. 

76. Bills, Original anrl Engrossed, introduced into the Thir- 

teenth Session, January-February, 1820. 

7/. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Four- 
teenth Session, January-P'ebruary, 1830. 

78. P)ills. Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Fifteenth 
Session, Xovember-r>ecembcr, 1830. 

79- Bills, Original and l*'.rigrosse(I, introduced into the Six- 
teenth Session, NovemberT)ccember, 1831. 



94 

Vol 

80. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Six- 

teenth Session, December, 1831. 

81. P3ills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Seven- 

teenth Session, January-February, 1833. 

82. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Eigh- 

teenth Session, November-December, 1833. 

83. Bills, Original and Engrossed, introduced into the Nine- 

teenth and Twenty-third Sessions, 1835, 1839. 
84 to 92. Bills, Original and Engrossed, belonging to the 

Period between the early 20's and 1839 (9 Volumes). 
93 to loi. Petitions and Memorials to tlic Assem.bly, from 

1 81 7- 1 839 (9 Volumes). 

102. Legislative Papers of the years 1840-1849, including Pe- 

titions and Original Bills, Clerk's Receipt Book of 1846. 

103. Bills and Resolutions of the Legislature of i^S4- 
104'. Bills, Resolutions, and Odd Scraps of Legislative Papers 

of 1858-1859. ] 

105. Bills, Resolutions, Amendments, etc., of Regular Session 

of the Legislature of 1859. | 

106. Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions without date, but be- j 

longing to the 50's. j 

107. Petitions to the Legislature, at the Sessions of 1850-1859. 1 

108. Original Bills introduced at the Regular Session of Legis- \ 

lature, January-February, i860. | 

109. Original Bills introduced at Regular Session of the Legis- I 

lature, February 7-1 1, i860. Also Bills introduced at j 

called Session, held November, i860. ] 

no. Petitions to the Legislature of i860: Portions of Journals, j 

and Pougli Notes of Senate, February. 1S60. | 

111. Original Bills introduced at called S^'^sion of Legislature, | 

January 15-July 25, 1861. Various Resolutions, etc. ! 
Memorials to Provisional Congress, Petitions, etc. 1 

112. Miscellaneous Resolutions, Bills, etc., November-Decem- j 

her. 1863. j 

113. r.ill> and Uc-ohuions, Session of November-December, j 

1 14. Enrolled liills, Session of November-December, 1863. 



95 

Vol. 

I 115. Printed Journals of Senate and House of Representatives, 

I Called Session, August 3, 1864. Also Bills, Resolutions, 

I Memorials, etc. 

I 116. Journal (Printed) of Senate and Plouse, Called Session of 

I March, 1864. Enrolled Bills, etc. 

I 117. Bills and Resolutions Passed by Both Houses at Called 

I Session, February-March, 1865. Also Special Message 

I of Governor Clarke, 1865. 

I 118. Portions of Journal, Resolutions, Reports, etc., of State 

^ Convention, held in August, 1865. Certificate of Election 

I of Delegates to Convention. 

I 119. Bills and Resolutions that were passed at Session of Octo- 

I ber-December, 1865. Also Petitions to Legislature, 1865. 

I 120. Bills lost, adversely reported, etc., by both Houses; miscel- 

l laneous scraps of little value. 

I 121. Bills and Resolutions, Special Session, October, 1866. 

f 122. Portions of House Journal, Special Session, October, 1866. 

I Bills, Resolutions and Petitions, October, 1866. 

I 123. Original Bills passed bv both Houses, January-February, 

I 1867. 

I 124. Enrolled Bills, Special Session, 1866-1867. 

I 125. Original Bills passed by both Houses, January-February, 

I 1867. 

I 126. Bills, Resolutions, etc.. Unfinished Business of the Senate; 

I Reports of Committees, etc. 

I 127. Petitions to the Legislature, Session of 1S67. 

j 128 to 136. Papers of the Constitutional Convention of 1868; 

I Consisting of Committee Reports: Ordinances; Commu- 

I nications ; Rough Notes, etc., (9 Volumes). 

I T37. Miscellaneous Legislative Papers, without date, but pre- 

j sumably of the 50's. 

[ 138. A few fragments of Journals of Session of 1870. ^Minute 

I Book of House of Representatives, 1870. 

I 139. Portions of Legislative Records of Session of 1871. Mes- 

\ sage from the Governor, 1871. 

^ 140. ^rcmi;r:als and Petitions to the Legislature, many without 

date, but found among Records of the 70's. 

,; MI. Proceedings of the Special Committee appointed to invcsti- 

l gate the Othcial Conduct of Governor Adelhert Ames, 

I in 1876. Vols. L and H. 



96 

Vol. 

142. Proceedings of the Special Committee appointed to investi- 

gate the Official Conduct of Governor Adelbert Ames, 
in 1876. Vols. Ill, IV, V. 

143. Documents used in the Cardoza Impeachment in 1876. Also 

Portions of Testimony in other Investigations through- 
out the 70's. 

144. Documents used in the Investigation by the House into 

charges against Treasurers of Amite and Pike counties, 
January-February, 1876. 

145. Communications to the Legislature, 1875-1876. Pardons 

issued by Governor Ames, and Acting Governor A. K. 
Davis. 

146. Collection of Miscellaneous Legislative Documents; Some 

Bills and Resolutions of the 70's; House Rules (printed) 
of Session, 1878. 

147. Testimony in the Contests of: V. B. Waddell vs. J. B. 

Perkins, for seat in State Senate; J. W. McNeil vs. 
George S. Dodds and A. B. Guyness, for seat in House 
of Representatives ; W. L. Love vs. Perry Peyton, for 
seat in House of Representatives, in 1882. Report of 
Committee of Investigation sent to the A. & M. College, 
in 1882. 

148. Fragments of House Journal, Session of 1882. Act to 

Amend the Charter of Holly Springs, etc, 1882. 

149. Memorials to Legislatures of 1880, 1882, 1884. Petitions 

against the Liquor Traffic, etc, 1880. 1882, 1884. 

150. Petitions to the Legislature against the division of Talla- 

hatchie County, and concerning the Oyster l^^ishcries. A 
few undated Bills. 

JOURNALS OF SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

(Bound Volumes). 

A. Senate Journal, Session of 1819. 

B. Senate Journal, Session of 1819. 

C. Senate Journal. Session of 1820. 

D. Senate Jr>urnal. Session of 1821. 

E. Senate Journal, Session of 1821. 
V. House Journal, Session of 1821. 

G. House Journals. Sessions of 1822-182^. 



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I H. House Journals, Sessions of 1823, 1824, 1825. 

I I. Senate Journals, Sessions of 1823, 1824, 1825. 

I J. House Journals, Sessions of 1826, 1827. 

I K. Senate Journal, Session of 1829. 

I L. House Journal, Session of 1829. 

I M. Senate Journal, Session of 1830. 

f N. Senate Journal, Session of 1 830-1 831. 

I 151. A few Pages of House Journal of 1836, and 1837. Also 

I Portions of Senate Journal of 1837. 

I 152. Portions of Senate Journal, January-February, 1840. 

I 153. Portions of Plouse Journal, January-February, 1840; also 

I a few Messages and Committee Reports. 

I 154. Portions of House Journal, January-February, 1841. 

|; 155. Portions of Senate Journal, January-February, 1841. 

I 156. Journal of Called Session, July, 1843 (printed). 

I 157. Portion of Senate Journal, Regular Session of 1846. Also 
of FF>use Journal of Regular Session, 1848. 

158. House Journal, Regular Session, January 7-February 14, 
1850.' 

159. Flouse Journal, Regular Session, February 15-^Iarch 9, 
1850.' 

1 60. Senate Journal, regular Session, January 12-March 4, 1850. 
I 161, Senate and House Journals, Called Session, November 19- 
I 29, 1850. 

i 162. Proceedings of State Convention, beld in Jackson, Novem- 

I ber, 1 85 1. Also Certificates of Election of Delegates to 

t Convention. 

i i^>3. Portions of House Journal of Regular Session, 1854. 

I 164. Senate Journal, Regular Session, January 2-February 15, 

I 1854. 

I 165. Senate Journal, Regular Session, January 2-March 2, 1854. 

I ir>6. Hou.-e Journal, Regular Session, 1856. Also part of Sen- 

I ate Journal, January, ]856. 

I i^'/. House Journal, Called Session, December, 1856. 

! ^^•■'^. TIdlisc Journal. Adj'Himed Session, J.-inuary, ^S^y. 

; ^''9. Ilou^e Ji'urnal, Ixcgular Session. Xoveinber, 1857. 

\ ^70. Senate Journal. Regular Session, November, 1857. 

i i/T. Manuscripts of I\evised Code of 1857. 



98 

Vol. 

172. Senate Journal, Called Session, November-December, 1858. 

173. Parts of House Journal. Regular Session, 1859- 1860. Also 
House Journal, Called Session, January 15, 1861. 

174. Official Journal of the Secession Convention, January- 
March, 1 861. Also a few Ordinances passed by the 

I Convention. 

175. House Journal, Regular Session, 1861-1862 (printed). 

176. Senate Journal, Called Session, December, 1862. Senate 
i Journal, Regular Session, November-December, 1863 

(printed). 

< 177. House Journal, Regular Session, November, 1863, 

[ 178. House Journal, Regular Session, October-December, 1865. 

I 179. Senate Journal, Regular Session, October-December, 1865 

I (ist-ioth Day). 

i 180. Senate Journal, Regular Session, October-December, 1865 

I (iith-32d Day). 

181. Senate Journal. Regular Session, October-December, 1865 

[ (33d-45thDay). 

i O. Journal of the Constitutional Convention of 1868 (bound). 

P. Senate Journal of Session of 1870 (lx)und). 

I Q. House Journal of Session of 1870 (bound). 

I 182. Senate Journal, January-February, 1871. 

[ 183. Senate Journal, January-February, 14, 1872. 

I 184. Senate Journal, February 19-March 8, 1872. 

I 185. Senate Journal, March iG- April 5, 1872. 

I 186. House Journal, January-February, 1872. 

I 187. House Journal. March-April, 1872. 

I 188. House Journal (ist to lOth day), January, 1873. 

[ 189. House Journal (TTth-20th day). February, 1873. 

1 190. House Journal ('2ist-23d day), February, 1873. 

\ 191. House Journal ( 22(l-42d day), March. 1873. 

I 192. Hi)use Journal (43d-5ist day), March. 1873. 

I i()3. House Journal is2d-58th day), March. 1873. 

194. Hoiv<c Journal ( f)7th-70th clay). April, 1873. 

' 105. Senate Journal (5ist-()ist day), March. 1873. 

19^. Senate Journal (O^d-GSth day). April. 1873. 

1 197. Senate Journal ('K;th-75th day). April. 1873. 



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Vol. 

198. Portions of Journal of Called Session, October-November, 

[ 1873. 

I 199. Portions of House Journal, January-April, 1874. Also 

I some Committee Reports. 

i 200. Portion of Executive Journal of the Senate. January, 1873- 

I January, 1875. Also a copy of Laws passed at Called 

I Session, December, 1874. 

201. Portions of House Journal, January-February, 1875. 

202. Portions of eSnate Journal, Regular Session, 1S75. Also 

of Senate Journal for first four days of Called Session, 

1875. 

203. Portion of Senate Journal, Regular Session of 1876. 
R. Record Book of House Bills, 1876 (bound). 

204. Portions of House Journal. Regular Session of 1876. Also 

portions of Journal of Regular Session of 1877. 

205. Portions of Senate Journal of Regular Session of 1S77. 

206. Papers of the Constitutional Convention of 1890. Pro- 

posed Articles for the Constitution. 

MISCELLANEOUS AND UNIMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE PATERS. 

(In File Cases.) 

A few Bills and Resolutions of the 70's. 

Bills, Resolutions, etc., the 8o's. 

Bills, Resolutions, etc., 1880. 

Bills, Resolutions, etc., 1880. 

Bills, Resolutions, etc., 1882. 

Bills, Resolutions, etc., 1S82. 

Bills, House, etc., 1882. 

Bills, House, etc., 1884. 

Bills, Resolutions, etc., 18S4. 

Bills, Senate, and fragments, 1S80-1886. 

Bills. House, 1886. 

Bills, House, 1886. 



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208 
209 
210 
211 
212 

214 
? 1 



218 



{ Si'RiES T (Court Records). 

I T. Divorce and other Stale Cases, 1818- 1820. 

! 2. Court Pa()ers of more or less slight importance, 181S-1829. 



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3. 

4- 

5. 

6. 

7- 
8. 

9- 
10. 

II. 

12. 

13- 
14. 

15. 
16. 

17- 
18. 

19. 

20. 

21. 



Court Cases, Proceedings, Pleas and Examinations, in- 
cluding cases of Judges Philips and Child, 1826-1828. 

Records of Court Expenses, including Grand Jurors' Cer- 
tificates, etc. Arranged by counties, A-C, 1821-1829. 

Records of Court Expenses, including Grand Jurors' Cer- 
tificates, etc. Arranged by counties, F-J, 1821-1829. 

Records of Court Expenses, including Grand Jurors' Cer- 
tificates, etc. Arranged by counties, L-]M, 1821-1829. 

Records of Court Expenses, including Grand Jurors' Cer- 
tificates, etc. Arranged by counties, P-W, 1821-1829. 

Records of Court Expenses, including Grand Jurors' Cer- 
tificates, etc. Arranged by countiesAV-Y, 1821-1829. 

Court Papers of tlie 30's, mainly Briefs of Chancery Cases. 

Court Papers of the 30's, containing Abstracts of Pleas 
and Proceedings, Briefs, etc. 

Papers concernmg Court Afi^airs, including Affidavits, Cer- 
tificates, Abstracts, Divorce Cases in the 30's. "Law Li- 
brary Association," 1837. 

Notes on the Revised Statutes; Reports made in 1836 by 
Judge P. R. R. Pray. 

Records of Court Expenses ; Jurors' Certificates, Witnesses' 
Costs, etc. By counties, A-C, 1830-1839. 

Records of Court Expenses ; Jurors' Certificates, Witnesses' 
Costs, etc. By counties, C-G, 1830-1839. 

Record of Court Expenses ; Jurors' Certificates, Witnesses' 
Costs, etc. By counties, II-L, 1830-1839. 

Records of Court Expenses; Jurors' Certificates, W^itnesses' 
Costs, etc. l>y counties. M-R, 1830-1839. 

Records of Court l^xpenscs: Jurors' Certificates. W'itnesses' 
Costs, etc. By counties. S-W, 1830-1839. 

Ivecords of Court I^xpcnses : Jurors' Certificates, Witnesses* 
Costs, etc. By counties, W-Y, 1830- 1839. 

]\ecord of Court Expenses, during the years 1840-1849. 

Court PajK^rs of r.ioro or le^s slight importance, including 
Certificates, Aftidavits, etc., i8-}0-i84(). 

Miscellaneous Court l\i[)ers, mostly Fragments of Opin- 
ions, 18-JO-1849. 



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\Fol 

I 22 
I 23 

}25, 

1 26 



Various Court Papers, 1850- 1853. 

Various Court Papers, 1854- 1857. 

Various Court Papers, 1858-1859. 

County Court Papers, 1850-1859. 

Records of Expenses of Circuit and Chancery Courts, Re- 
l ports of Grand Juries, Testimony of Witnesses, Protests 

I of Notes, Affidavits, etc., i860. 

I 27. Decisions of High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1860-1864. 
I Cases in Circuit and Chancery Courts, 1861-1864. Affi- 

I davits, Deeds, etc., 1861-1863. Reports of Grand Juries, 

f and Juries of Inquest, 1861-1S62. 

I A. Minute Book of High Court of Errors and Appeals, Feb- 
I ruary, 1859-June, i860. 

B. Record Book of High Court of Errors and Appeals, 1861- 
1868. 

28. Records of Court Expenses : Fees in State Cases, Allow- 

ances to Sheriffs, Costs of Juries, Testimony of Wit- 
nesses, 1861. 

29. Miscellaneous Court Papers : Jury Reports. Papers of Cir- 

cuit, Chancery, and Probate Courts, 1866-1867. 

30. Miscellaneous Court Papers: Records of a few cases in 

Circuit and Criminal Courts, 1S68-1869. 
[31. Opinions of Attorneys-General iMorris and Harris, during 
I the years 1871-1877. 

132. Miscellaneous Court Records, 1870- 1878. 
i33. Injunctions, Affidavits. Powers of Attorney, etc., 1871-1879. 
134. A few Records and Bonds, and various other papers, 1880- 
1 188^. 

1 

[ MISCELL.-VNr.OUS AXD UXl^rPORTANT COURT RFXORDS. 

j (In File Cases.) 

|i. Slicriffs' Papers, 1831-1834. 

:2. Sheriffs' Papers. 1^35. 

I3. Sheriffs' Pa[»crs. 1S35-1836. 

•4- Sheriffs' Pa])crs, 1836. 

]S- Sheriffs' Papers, 1837-1839. 



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6. Sheriffs' Attachments and Executions, 1840. 

7. Sheriffs' Summonses, etc., 1840. 

8. Sheriffs' Attachments and Executions, 1841. 

9. Sheriffs' Summonses, 1841-1843. 

10. Sheriff's' Miscellaneous Papers, 1841-1845. 

11. Sheriffs' Miscellaneous Papers, 1844-1845. 

12. Sheriffs' Miscellaneous Papers, 1845. 

13. Witnesses' Certificates, 1S40-1849. 

14. Sheriff's Executions, 1850-1858. 

15. Miscellaneous Court Papers, 1850-1859. 



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Series K (Adjutant-General's Records). 

Correspondence of Adjutant-General's Office, November i, 
1817-May II, 1826. 

Correspondence of Adjutant-General's Office, May 24, 1826- 
December, 1829. Also Brigade Returns, 1819-1829. 

Correspondence of Adjutant-General's Office, January I, 
1 830- September 15, 1836. Also Letters on Military Mat- 
ters from Various Officers, in terms of Colonels Smith, 
Patten, and Harris. 

Correspondence of Adjutant-General's Office, May 13, 1837- 
December 30, 1839. Various Letters from Military Offi- 
cers. Col. C. M. Price, Adjutant-General. 

Correspondence of Adjutant-General's Office, for 1841, chief- 
ly concerning Militia Elections. 

Correspondence of Adjutant-General's Office for the years 
1839-1849. Also a list, made in November, 1850, of Mili- 
tary Companies. 

Correspondence of Adjutant-General's Office. 1870-1871. 

Militia Elections and Aj^pointmcnts, officially reported to 
Slate Anlhorities in 18 18. 

Mil'.lia I'dcctions anrl Ap'pointmcnts, officially reported to 
State Authorities in 1819. 

Militia l^lcctions and Appointments, officially reported to 
State Authorilics in 1820-1827. 



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I Vol. 

I II. Militia Elections and Appointments, ofRcially reported in 

I 1 828- 1 829. 

I A. Register of Military Commissions, 1840 (bound). 

I B. Records of Commissioned Officers of Mississippi Militia, 
1848-1861 (bound). 



CONFEDERATE MILITARY RECORDS. 

Series L (Muster Rolls). 

Infantry Regiments (In Order of Regimental Number). 

1. First Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Tennes- 
see ; First Battalion, Sharpshooters. 

2. Second Regiment. ^lississippi Volunteers, Army of North- | 
i ern Virginia. 

I 3. Third Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Tennes- 

I see, Third Battalion, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 

I Tennessee. 

I 4. Fourth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Tennes- \ 

!see. 
5. Fifth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Tennes- \ 

see. j 

I 6. Sixth Regiment, ^lississippi Volunteers, Army of Tennes- ! 

I see. I 

I 7. Records of the Sixth Regiment. Compiled by Col. J. J. 

i Thornton. 

i 8. Seventh Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Ten- 

I nessee. | 

I 9. Eighth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Ten- ! 

\ nessee. 

I 10. Ninth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Ten- j 

\ nessee. I 

1' IT. . Tenth Reginiciit, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Ten- 

''i nessee. 

4 12. Eleventh Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 

I Northern \'irgiiiia. 



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13- 

14- 

15- 
i6. 

i8. 
19. 
20. 
21. 

22. 

23- 
24. 

25- 
26. 

27. 



28. 



Twelfth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Northern \'irg-inia. 

Thirteenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army, of 
Northern \^irginia. 

Thirteenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Northern Virginia. 

Fourteenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Northern \'irginia. 

Fifteenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Northern Virginia, 

Sixteenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Northern Virginia. 

Seventeenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Northern \'irginia. 

Eighteenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Northern Virginia. 

Nineteenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Northern Virginia; Twentieth Regiment, Mississippi 
Volunteers, i\rmy of Tennessee. 

Twenty-first Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Nortliern \^irginia. List of Humphrey's Brigade. 

Twenty-second Regiment, ^Mississippi V^olunteers, Army of 
Tennessee. 

Twenty-third Regiment, ^Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Tennessee. 

Twenty-fourth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. Army of 
Tennessee. 

Twenty-fiftli Recriment (Co. A only), IMississippi Volun- 
teers. Army of Tennessee. Twenty-sixth Regiment, Mis- 
sissippi X'ohmteers, Arm.y of Northern \'irginia. 

Twenty-seventh Regiment, Mississi{^[)i \'olunteers, Army 
of Tcnne'^see, Twenty-nintli Regiment, ^fississippi Vol- 
unteers, .Army of Tennessee. Thirtietli Regiment. Mis- 
sissi{)pi X'oliinteers. Armv of Tennessee. Tliirty-hrst 
Reginient, Mi^si^sij)pi \'ohin!ccrs, Arm_\- of Tennessee. 

Hiirty-second Regiment. Mi-sissij>pi X'olunteers, Army of 
'lY'unessee. Thirty-third Regiment, ^Mississippi V^olun- 



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teers, Army of Tennessee. Thirty-fourth Regiment, Mis- 
sissippi Volunteers, Army of Tennessee. Thirty-fifth 
Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Tennessee. 

29. Thirty-sixth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, x\rmy of 
Tennessee. Thirty-seventh Regiment, Mississippi Vol- 
unteers, Army of Tennessee. Thirty-eighth Regiment, 
Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Tennessee. 

30. Thirty-ninth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of 
Tennessee. Fortieth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, 
Army of Tennessee. Forty-first Regiment, Mississippi 

I Volunteers, Army of Tennessee. 

I 31. Forty-second Regiment, ]\Iississippi Volunteers, Army of 

I Northern Virginia. Company C, of Second Battalion, 

[Army of Northern Virginia. 
32. Forty-third Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. Army of 
i * Tennessee. Forty-fourth Regiment, Mississippi Volun- 

I teers. Army of Tennessee. Forty-fifth Regiment, Mis- 

|, sissippi Volunteers, Army of Tennessee. Forty-sixth 

Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Army of Tennessee. 

Forty-eighth Regiment, }vlississippi Volunteers, Army of 

Northern Virginia. 
I 33. Army of Ten Thousand, or Sixty-Day Troops : Alcorn's 

Brigade, First, Second, and Third Regiments: Reuben 

Davis' Brigade, Fourth and Fifth Regiments. 

34. Morning Reports of Second Brigade, Army of Ten Thou- 

I sand. From December 14, 1S61, to January 27, 1862. 

I Morning Report, Fourth Brigade, State Troops. 

I 35. First Regiment, State Troops, of 1864. Second Regiment, 

I State Troops, of 1864. First Battalion, State Troops, 

1^ of 1864. 

i 

|-; 36. Various Companies of Slate Troops: Companies from 

f Adams Coiuit}- : Reserves: Local Defense Companies; 

' Home (hiard^. etc. IMorning Rc[)orts fi"om Captains 

\, Grace. Sliiclds. and Carter. 

i 37. Flcclion l\vtnrn> of l^rst Brigade. Stat^ Tro(^ps. \'arious 

t Weekly Kcturns. In-j^cction Re])<'rts. etc. 



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I 38. First, Second, and Third Reg-iments of "Minute Men." 

j 39. Fifth Regiment, "Minute Men." List of Officers and Men 

I of Fifth Regiment, and Third BattaHon. 

\ 40. First BattaHon, "Minute Men;" Second BattaHon, "Minute 

I Men." 

I 41. Third BattaHon, "Minute Men." 1 

i I 

j Artillery. j 

42. First Regiment, Light Artillery, with Final Statement. | 
Madison Light Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. 1 

43. Various Artillery Companies : Jefferson Flying Artillery ; I 
Pcttus Flying Artillery; Brookhaven Light Artillery; | 
Seven Stars Light Artillery; Stanford's Battery; Wat- 
son's Battery ; Fourth Louisiana Battery ; Bankhead's 
Battery. 

Cavalry. 

44. Jeff Davis' Legion, Army of Northern Virginia, Companies 
A, B, C. 

45. First Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers; Wirt Adams' Reg- 
iment, Mississippi Volunteers ; Falkner's Partisans, Mis- 
sissippi Volunteers. 

46. Second Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. (This regiment 
is called the "42nd" in early rolls, and the "4th" in 
official reports.) 

47. Fourth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers ; Sixth Regiment, 
Mississippi \^olunteers ; Eleventh Regiment, Mississippi 
Volunteers; Twelfth Regiment, Missisisppi Volunteers; 
Perrin's and Davenport's Battalions, and Capt. Inge's 
Company, of Twelfth Battalion. 

48. lughth Confederate Calvary; Nineteenth Battalion (Eighth 
Regiment) ; Harvey's Scouts. Also Final Statements 
of Cavalry Comj)anies. 

49. B.allentine's Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers; Fourteenth 
Confedrrate Cavalry (Dumontiel) ; Eighteenth l.uattalion 
(Chalmers). 

50. Twenty-eighth Regiment, Mississippi X'olunteers, Compa- 
nies A, B, and C. 



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51. Twenty-eighth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, Compa- 
nies D, E, and F. 

52. Twenty-eighth Regiment, Mississippi Vohmtcers, Compa- 
nies G, I, and L. Armstrong's Escort, Capt. Webb. 

53. Second Regiment, State Troops, Companies A, B, C, and D. 

54. Second Regiment, State Troops, Companies E, F, G, and H. 

55. Second Regiment, State Troops, Companies I, K and L. 

56. State Troops and Reserves of 1864; Third Regiment (East- 
erHng) ; F'irst BattaHon (McNair) ; Third Battahon 

I (Cooper). 

I 57. Harris' Battalion ; Second BattaHon, State Troops. 

I 58. Ashcraf t's Battalion, State Troops ; Blythe's Cavalry, State 

I Troops ; Dunn's Cavalry, State Troops. 

I 59. Ham's Battalion, State Troops, Companies A, B, C, and D. 

I 60. E[am's Battalion, State Troops, Companies E, G, and H. 

I 61. Third Regiment, Minute Men (Col. McGuirk), organized 

I 1862. Report of Conditions of State Troops, December 

i' 15, 1863. 

62. Wood's Brigade, consisting of Peyton's, Stubb's, and 
Montgomery's Battalions ; Gamblin's Cavalry ; Chula- 
homa Cavalry ; White's Cavalry ; Bolivar Grays ; ^lis- 

i cellaneous Cavalry Companies from other States. 

t 

I Military Order Books. 

[6t,. General Orders, Army of Mississippi, Pensacola, Fla. From 
April 10. 1S61, to May il, 186 1. 

I 64. General and Special Orders, 1861-1864. 

I 65. General and Special Orders: Wither's Artillery, January, 

t 1862-March, 1865; Walthall's Brigade, May, iS62-De- 

I cembcr. 1863. 

I 66. General Orders: Tilgliman's Brigade: Baldwin's Brigade; 

|: Sear's B^rigade. October, 1862-February, 1S65. 

I 67. General Orders: Tenth Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, 
1861 ; Ciuard Mount Ro|)ort, Tenth Kogimcnt (Col. R. A. 

f Smith), at IVnsacola. I\Iay 28. 1861-March 6, 1862. 

I 68. Morning Re[V)rts of Tenth Regiment, at Pen.^aci^la, Morida. 

I May 28, 1861-March 6, 1862. 

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69. Correspondence of Adjutant-General's Office, 1861-1864. 

Report of the Battles of Salem, Collierville, and Wyatt, 
in October, 1863. 

70. Letter Books of the Adjutant-GeneraFs Department, 1862- 

1864. 

71. Letters to various Commanders, mostly Official, 1861-1864. 

72. Military Passports, issued by the Governor and Quarter- 

master-General, in 1861. 

73. Military Passports, issued by the Quartermaster-General, 

1862. 

74. ^Military Passports, issued by the Quartermaster-General, 

and Transportation Vouchers, 1863- 1864. 

75. Minutes of the Military Board of Mississippi, from Jan- 
I uary 29, 1861-November 23, 1861. Proceedings of 

I Courts Martial, 1861-1864. 

j A. Register of Commissions in the Army of Mississippi, 1861- 

I 1865 (bound). 

1 y6. Appointments, Resignations, 1861-1865. Commissions of 

I Officers, Returns of Military Elections, 1861-1864. 

j yy. Certificates of Transfers of Officers, 1861-1864; Certificates 

\ of Expired Terms of Officers, 1863-1864. 

I yS. Petitions for Exemption from Military Duty and for Fur- 

I lough ; List of Exempts ; Certificates for Substitutes, 

1 1 862- 1 864. 

j 79. Discliarges from Militarv Service, March-August, 1S61. 

I 80. Discharges from Military Service, 1862-1864. 

I 81. Official List of Persons Liable to Military Duty, 1861-1863. 

I 82. P^inal Statements of Deceased Soldiers; Certificates of Pay- 

1 ments of Claims, ist-i^th Regiments. 

i 83. Final Statements of Deceased Soldiers: Certificates of Pay- 
ment of Claims. i8th-46th Regiments. 

84. Final Slatcmcnt> of Deceased Soldiers: Certificates of Pay- 

ment of Claims. Miscellaneous Regiments. 
P.. l\'cc:i-cd S(^Miot>' Claims, T86i-TSr)5. 

85. Varioii- Li^t> of Confederate Soldiers who were killed or 

wonndcfl in P.attle. Lists of the wounded in Hospitals in 
186.4. Xame^ of Prisoners on Tohn<on's Island. 



[ I09 

I Vol 

I S6. Official Lists of Soldiers in Confederate and State Service. 

\ Reported by counties in 1863-1S67, A-L. 

I Sy. Official Lists of Soldiers in Confederate and State Service. 

^ Reported by counties, in 1S63-1S67, M-Y. 

I , 88-90. Lists of Indigent and Disabled Soldiers and their De- 

I pendents, 1864-1S68 (3 volumes). 

I 91. Officers' Pay Accounts, 1861-1864. 

I 92. Pay Rolls ; Abstracts of Payments to various Departments, 

I 1862-1864; Abstracts of vouchers Audited by the Con- 

I federate States Government in January, 1865. 

[: 93. Abstracts of Receipts and Disbursements by Col. M. Lewis 

I Clark, Confederate States xA.rmy, 1862-1864. 

I 94. Copies of Cash Vouchers paid by Col. Madison McAfee, 

I from May-December, 1861. 

I 95. Returns of Quartermasters and Commissary Stores. Ab- 

I stracts and Property Accounts of'Colonels W. M. Barks- 

I dale, M. McAfee, and others of the Army of Mississippi, 

j 1861 -1862. Ordnance Accounts approved by Col. P. S. 

I Lay ton, 1862. 

I 96 to 107. 12 Volumes, containing Requisitions for Supplies; 

I Provision Returns ; Abstracts of Purchases ; Requisitions 

for Garrison and Camp Equipage ; Receipts ; Vouchers ; 

Accounts Current, and Reports of various kinds, 1862- 

1864. 

j 108. Property Returns : Requisitions, Invoices, and Reports, 

I mainly of the Army of Tennessee, 1864. 

I 109. Miscellaneous Records of the Purchase and Imprcssnient 

j of Horses, Mules, Saddles and Bridles, for Confederate 

I and State Service. ^%i-i864. 

I C. Receipt liook of Quartermaster's Department, 1861-T864. 

\ no. Correspondence of the Quartermaster's l)e;)artmeiU, 1861- 

I 1864. 

[ Ord>iaiicc Dcpartnioii. 

i ITT. Correspondence of ^Irdnance Department. 1861-18^4. 

I 112. ]\ei)orts of X'alualion of Guns at Riple}', ^[i<s.. Julv-De- 

\ cember, 1861 ; .Arms furnished the State from Gioctaw 

\ County; Vouchers for Payments, etc., 1864. 



no 

Vol. 

113. Accounts Current, and Vouchers, 1862. 

114. Invoices of Stores; Receipts; Requisitions, etc., 1863. 

115. Requisitions; Receipts for Ordnance Stores; Abstracts of 

Purchases, etc. Issued by Lieutenant-Colonel J. D. 
Stewart. Chief of Ordnance, 1S64. 

116. Special Requisitions for Supplies for Second Regiment, 

Mississippi State Troops, and other Regiments, 1864. 
Abstracts of Purchases and Sales ; Property Returns, 
etc., 1S64. 

117. Abstracts of Purchases and Sales; Requisitions for Ord- 

nance Supplies; Inventories; Reports of Conditions of 
Stores, 1864. 

118. Inventories of Arms. Ammunition, etc. List of Employees 

at State Armory and Fortifications; Military Reports, 
and Lists of various kinds, 1861-1865. 

Miscellaneous Military Papers. 

119. '*'J^ff*^^^on Davis and His Field !vlarshals;" Various Lists 

of Military Companies organized in Mississippi ; Field, 
Staff, and Regimental Officers of Gen. M. L. Smith's 
Command ; Field and Staff Officers of Gen. Breckin- 
ridge's Division. 

120. iVIemorial of Agreeinent between Gen. Jos. E. Johnston 

and Gen. W. T. Sherman, in April, 1865; Other Papers 
relative thereto; Battles fought on ^lississippi Soil; IMis- 
sissippi Troops at Gettysburg and Franklin ; Col. H. P. 
Mabry's Official Report of Engagement in Yazoo County, 
IVlay, 1864. 

121. Miscellaneous Xewsi)aper Accounts of Battles, etc. Printed 

Ro'^ters of Panola Guards, Hurricane Rides, Wilkinson 
Rrilcs, etc. 

122. Old Scra]> P)Ook, C(^ntaining cli]'>pings from newspapers 

relative to War Matters, mostly of the vear 1864. 

123. Rosier of Mississippi Troops in the Spanish. \nu:rican War 

of 1898. First anrl SecDud Regiments. Infantry. (Com- 
piled by Geo. B. Power.) 



Ill 

Vol 

124. General and Special Orders, issued by the War Department 
at Washington, D. C. Sent to the Governor of Mis- 
sissippi in 1898. 

Series M (Miscellaneous Official Records). 

1. Journal of Capt. Isaac Guion 1 797-1798. 

2. Ship President's Account Book, 1804. 

3. Correspondence of Surveyors and the Land Office, 1829- 

1839. 

4. Papers of the Bank of the State of Mississippi, 1829-1834. 

Papers of the Union Bank of Mississippi, 1838-1839. 
Papers of Other Banks, of various dates during the 30's. 

5. Statements and Reports of the Planters' Bank, 1833-1839. 

Also Papers Relating to the Sinking Fund. 

6. Reports and Correspondence Relating to the Planters' and 

Other Banks, 1830-1839. Also Papers of the Literary 
Fund. 

7. Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Banks and Funds, from 

1840-1846, including Papers sent to the Assembly by 
Gov. McNult. Also Bank Statements, and Sinking Fund, 
3 per cent Fund, and Seminary Land Fund Papers. 

8. Records of Commissioner of Public Buildings, 1836-1840. 

9. Records of Commissioner of Public Buildings, 1840- 1845. 

10. A few Bank Papers of the 50's. Some Protests of Notes. 

11. Archives of the Town of Washington, 1825- 1848. 

12. Journal of the Trustees of the Town of Washington, 1830- 

1849. 

13. Adams County Papers of Various Dates, 1804-1874. 

A. Alcorn College Students' Record Book, September, 1895- 

December, 1897. 

B. Alcorn College Students' Day Book, February i, iSQ7-Jan- 

uary 10, 1S98. 

14. Alcorn Money, 1871. 



112 

Series N (Unofficial Papers). 
Vol. 

1. Private Papers of Nathan G. Ploward, 1820-1829. Mr. 

Howard was a lawyer, a native of Maine ; came to 
Mississippi in 1S27. 

2. Private Papers of Nathan G. Howard, 1829- 1839. Mr. 

Howard was a member of the Convention of 1832, and 
of the House of Representatives, 1833-1835. 

3. Private Papers of William Johnston, of Wilkinson County, 

Mississippi. Of various dates, from 1811-1859. Pre- 
sented by W. J. Stockett. 

4. A Collection of ^Miscellaneous Letters of the 50's. 

5. A few Papers of the Southern R. R. Company, 1852-1856. 

6. Records of Mississippi Central R. R. Comj:)any (the Good- 

man Papers), 1862-1868. 
7-8. Pa-pers of Wm. N. Whitchurst, while Receiver of Public 

i^lonies and Disbursing Agent at the Town of Wash- 

ingion, Adams County, 1843-1867 (2 volumes). 
9-12. Correspondence of Wm. N. Whitchurst, from 1840-1889 

(4 volumes). 

13. ^Miscellaneous Papers of Wm. N. Whitchurst, Official and 

Private, 1850-1SS6. 

14. Correspondence of Wm. H. Brown, 1866-1S68. 

15. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1860-1869. | 

16. Reports and l{stimates of Levee Engineers, 1871-1874. Pe- j 

titions to the Levee Board, etc. } 

17. Correspondence with Officers of the Levee Board, 1871- J 

1875. _ i 

18. Rei)ort of Levee Commissioners, 1872. Statements and 

other Official Documents of Levee Board. The 70's. j 

19. Pa])ers relating to Railroads in the State of Mississippi. f 

Lands owned by the Railroads, etc., 1871-1S7Q. j 

20. Letters to Senator j. W. Fewell. of Lau.derdalc Countv, | 

1875-1876. " ■ j 

21. Private Papers of Gen. Sanuicl G. French; Correspondence \ 

of Miscellaneous CTaracter. 1855-1895. \ 

22. l^rivate Paj;ers of Gen. Samuel (t. l-'rench ; Correspondence 

of Miscellaneous Character, 1896-1902. 



113 

Vol. 
2;^. Private Papers of Gen. Samuel G. French ; Mss. of his 
Autobiography, which was pubHshed about 1901. 

24. Private Papers of Gen. Samuel G. French ; Various Mss. 

of his Speeches and Other Writings. 

25. Papers of the Mississippi Historical Society; Letters and 

Other Documents, 1834-1904. 

26. Letters to Col. J. L. Power and Dr. Dunbar Rowland, re- 

lating mainly to War Matters, 1893- 1908. Some War 
Diaries, etc. 

27. Letters to Col. J. L. Power, mostly Masonic. Various 

other Masonic Papers. Some of Miscellaneous Charac- 
ter. 
2S. ]\Iasonic Secretary's Book, of various dates, from i86i-Feb- 
ruary, 1874. 

29. Biographical Memoranda of Gerard C. Brandon, Tilgh- 

man AL Tucker, Gideon Fitz, Theodore D. Bratton, and 
Harris Dickson. Autobiography of Judge Seth Lewis, 
written in 1S47. 

30. The Wailes Pa[)ers, 1772- 1850. Secured from Mrs. Nellie 

W^ailes Brandon, July 23, 19 13. 

31. Historical Sketches of Winston County, by Wm. T. Lewis; 

Chickasaw County, by Judge T. N. Martin ; Lee County, 
by the Rev. Dr. Patton. Written in 1876. 

32. Records of Bowling Green Grange, 1873- 1880. 

(In File Cases.) 

1. Private Accounts and other Worthless Matter. The 20's 

and 30's. 

2. Newspapers, Clippings, etc., preserved by Wm. White- 

hurst. 

3. Newspapers and Circulars, preserved by Gen. S. G. French. 

4. Newspapers atid Clippings, preserved by Gen. S. G. French 

(personal and general). 

5. Old Xcwspai)ers. i>rcscrved and presented by Col. J. J. 

Thornton. 



114 

J. F. H. CLAIBORNE COLLECTION. 

Vol. 

A. Contains Miscellaneous Letters, A-G. 

B. Contains Miscellaneous Letters, H-R. | 

C. Contains Miscellaneous Letters, S-Y. | 

D. Contains Guion Letters and Papers. Also Sevier Letters j 
and Papers. \ 

E. Contains Papers pertaining- to Early Times in Natchez Dis- i 
trict and Mississippi Territo^v^ 'I 

F. Contains Letters and Papers relating to the Indian Wars, J 
1812-1816. Also Callava Papers; Mexican War Papers; | 
Natchez Fencibles. Papers of Rev. J. Smiley. D.D., Rev. I 
C K. Marshall. D.D., Rev. W. H. Eider, and Sir William I 
Dunbar. | 

G. Contains ^Miscellaneous Documents: Old and Valuable His- j 
torical Pamphlets and Papers. Other Important Papers. j 
Sketch of Gov. David Holmes, written for Col. J. F. H. \ 
Claiborne by D. H. Conrad, of Martinsburg, Ya., in 1859. ^ 

{ Note. — The Executive Journals of Gov. W. C. C. Claiborne I 

1 are listed in the Territorial Archives. ■; 

1 i 

Newspaper Files.* j 

I ^- ^ 

I Aberdeen Examiner (315-317), 1902-1905; 1905-1907; 1908-1910. ] 

Aberdeen Weekly (318-319), 1902-10)04; 1905-1910. I 

Albanv (N. Y.) Argus (823-825, 1837-1841 ; 1841-184^; 1844- ] 

1845. ^ ^ 1 

The Ariel ( 2S) , 1827-1828. ^ 

Atkinson's (Phila.) Saturday Evening Post (S2S), 1836-1839. I 

B. \ 

The Baptist (320-321), 1902-1903; 1904-1905. 1 

Baptist Record (322-324). 1905-1906; 1907-1908; 1909-1910. j 

Baton Rouge Gazette (29), 1819-1823. 1 

Biloxi Daily Herald (257-273). ^lay-Aug., 1902: Sept. -Dec, ] 

1002; j:in.-.\!)r!l. kjo^; May-. Vug. , 1903; Sept. -Dec. ]<^i03; ; 

Jan. -April. 1(^)4; Yay-Aug., 1904; Sept. -Dec. 1904: Jan.- j 

Marcii, I'jO^; March-Dec, i<)05 ; Jan. -Dec, i()Oo; fan. -Dec, ] 

. ^ ' ' ' 1 

Niiniltcro in parentlioscs represent number cf file. " 



115 

1907; Jan. -June, 1908; July-Dec, 1908; Jan.-June, 1909; July- 
Dec, 1909; Jan.-June, 1910; July-Nov., 1910. 
I Brandon News (325-327), 1902-1905; 1905-1907; 1908-1910. 

I c. 

I Calhoun Monitor (328-329), 1 902-1 905 ; 1905-1910. 
Canton Times (330), 1902- 1904. 
Carthaginian (33^-33^), 1902-1905; 1905-1906. 
Chickasaw Sun-Okolona Sun (333), 1902-1905. 
The Citizen (N. Y.) (831), Vol. i, 1854. 
Clarion, The (183), 1865; (184), 1865-81; (185), 1866; (186), 

Miss. 
Clarion and Standard, 1866; (187), 1867-68; (188), 1868-70; 

(189), 1878-79; (190), 1881-83; (191), 1882. 
Clarion-Ledger (192-214), ^lay-Aug., 1902; Sept. -Dec, 1902; 
Jan. -April, 1903; ]\Iay-Aug., 1903; Sept. -Dec, 1903; Jan.- 
April, 1904; ]\lay-Aug., 1904; Sept. -Dec, 1904; Jan. -March, 
1905; March-July 1905; Aug.-Dec, 1905; Jan.-June, 1906; 
July-Dec, 1906: Jan.-June, 1907; July-Dec, 1907; Jan.-June, 
1908: July-Dec. 1908; Jan. -April, 1909; May-Aug., igo9; 
Sept.-Dcc, 1909; Jan. -April, 1910; May-Aug., 1910; Sept.- 
Dec, 1910. 
Clarksdale Banner (334-336), Oct., 1902-March, 1905; March, 
I I905-C)ct., 1907; Feb., 1908-Nov., 1910. 

I Clarksdale Challenge (337). June, 1905-}^ larch, 1906. 
I Clarke County Times (33S), Feb., 1905-Sept., 1907. 
I Cleveland Enterprise (339-341), 1 902-1 905 ; 1905-1907; 1908- 
I 19 10. 

I Coffeeville Courier (342), ^lay 24, 1902-Dcc 10, 1903. 
j Collins Commercial (343), Feb. -Dec, 1905. 

I Columbus Commercial ( 344-346), 1902-1905; T905-T()o8: 1909- 
I 1910. 

[ Columbus Democrat (33^, 1836-1841; (1.J3) 1848-1851. 
i Columbus (Weekly) Dispatch (347-349), 1903-1905; i<)05-i9O7; 
I 1008-1910. 

I ComtiKMiwealth <'35oV 1905-1910. 
I Conservative. The (351-352). i()02-i905; 1905-1910. 
Constituti'jnrdist. Tlie (X'icksburg) ( 147), 1844-1845. 
j Corintliian, Daily (353). X<:)v., ir>o2-July, i<ro3. 



ii6 



D. 



[ Daily (N. O.) Delta (799-800), 1850-1862; 1853-1860. 

\ Delta Democrat (Tunica) (354-355), 1902-1905 ; 1905-1909. 

I Daily (Greenville) Democrat (294-314), Oct.-Dec, 1902; Jan.- 

I June, 1903 ; July-Dec, 1903 ; Jan. -June, 1904; July-Dec, 1904; 

j Jan.-March, 1905; March-Aug., 1905; Sept. -Dec, 1905; Jan.- 

I June 1906; July-Dec, 1906; Jan.-June, 1907; July-Dec, 1907; 
Jan.-April, 1908; May-Aug-., 1908; Sept.-Dec, 1908; Jan.-. 
April, 1909; May-July, 1909; Aug.-Nov., 1909; Jan.-Feb., 
1910; ]\larch-June, 1910; July-Nov., 1910. 

I Daily (Natchez) Democrat (274-293), May-Aug., IQ02 ; Sept.- 

I Dec, 1902; Jan.-June, 1903 ; July-Dec, 1903 ; Jan.-June, 1904; 

j . July-Dec, 1904; Jan-March, 1905; April-Aug., 1905; Sept., 

I 1905-Jan., 1906; Feb.-june, 1906 ; July-Dec, 1906; Jan.-June, 

I 1907 ; J^lv-Dec, 1907 ; Jan. -May, 1908 ; June-Oct., 1908 ; Nov., 

i i9oS-March, 1909; April-Sept., 1909; Oct., 1909-Feb. 1910; 

i March-June, 1910; July-Nov., 1910. 

j Democratic (Charleston, Miss.) Herald (356), May, 1902-March, 

[ 1908. 

j Dixie (Pittsburg, Miss.) Herald (359), 1906-1908. 

I Dixie (West Point) Press (357-358), May, 1902-March, 1905; 

\ ^farch, 1905-July, 1907. 

1 Durant News (360-361), May, 1902-March, 1905; March, 1905- 

i Dec, 1908. 

1 E. 

I 

I Eupora Progress (362-363), Feb., 1905-Nov., 1906; Nov., 1906- 

; Dec, 1907. 

i F. 

Fayette Chronicle (364-365), May. 1902-March, 1905; rvlarch, 

T905-Dec, i(X>7. 
Franklin Advocate (366-367), C)ct.. 1902-March, 1905; March, 

1905-Dcc., 1907. 
I'^Viars P<nn{ Coahomian (368-370). May. i902-'March. T005 : 

April. lOOf-Dc'C. T')o8; Jan.. T()O0-Nc)V.. iQio. 
Freeman's (X. Y.) Journal (826). 1840-1841. 
I'>ec Press (37i-373\ M.'iy. T902-March, 1003 ; March. T005- 

Dec, 1907; Jan., 1908-Nov.. n)io. 



117 

G. 

Globe (Washington, D. C) (807-811), 1837; 1839-40; 1840-43; 

1841-42; 1843-45. 
Grand Gulf Advertiser (32), 1835-1839. 
Greene County Herald (374-375), Oct. 31, 1902-March, 1905; 

March, 1905-Nov., 1910. 
Greenville Times {Z7^-Z77), Feb.. 1905-Dec., 1907; Jan., 1908- 

Nov., 1 910. 
Grenada Sentinel (378-390), Sept., 1902-March, 1905; April, 

1905-Dec., 1907; Jan., 190S-N0V., 1910. 
Guard, The (Holly Springs) (140), 1842-1846. 
Gulfport Record (381), 1905-1909. 

H. 

Hattiesburg Progress (382-383), May, 1902-March, 1903; April- 
Dec, 1903. 

Hazelhnrst Courier (384-386), July, 1902-March, 1905; March, 
1905-Dcc., 1906; Jan., 1907-N0V., 1910. 

Hinds County Gazette (151), 1849-1852; (160) 1852-1862; (161) 
1853-1856; (162) 1857-1866; (168) 1867-1869; (170) 1880- 
1882; (387) 1904-T910. 

Holly Springs Gazette (13S), 1841-1846. 

Holly Springs Reporter (3S9-390), 1905- 1907; 1908- 19 10. 

Holmes Comity Times (388), April-Nov., 1906. 

I. 

Independent (Aberdeen) (155), 1850-1854. 
Jndianola Enterprise (391), 1902-1903. 

J. 

Jackson Daily News (164), 1S60. 

Jackson Fvcning News (215-239), May-Aug., 1902; Sept. -Dec, 
1902; Jan. -April. T003; May-x\ug., T903 ; Sept. -Dec, 1903; 
Jan.-.\pril. 1904; May-Aug., i<;)04 ; Sept. -Dec, 1904; Jan.- 
March, 1005; March-Dec. 1005: ]an.-.\pril. Tr)o6; May-.\ug., 
1906; Sept. -Dec. 1006; l:in. -April. 1907: .May-Anc:.. 1907; 
Scpt.-Dec, 1907; Jan.-A])ril, i(p8; May-Aug., iQoS; Sept.- 
Dec, 1908; Jan. -April, 1909; May-Aug., 1909; Scpt.-Dec, 



ii8 

1909; Jan.-April, 1910; May-Aiig., 1910; Sept.-Dec, 1910- 
Jan. 8, 191 1. 
Jasper County Review (3S2), Oct., 1902-Nov., 1904. 

K. 

Kemper flerald (393-394), Oct., 1902-March, 1905 ; IMarch, 1905- 
July, 1908. 

L. 

Lafayette County Press (395), Oct., 1908-Nov., 1910. 

Laurel Chronicle (399-402), Nov., 1902-Sept., 1903; Jan. 1904- 
March, 1905; April, 1905-Dec., 1907; Jan., 1908-Nov., 1910. 

Lawrence County Press (396-398), May, i902-]\Iarch, 1905; 
March, 1905-Dec., 1907; Jan., 1908-Nov., 1910. 

Leader, The (403-405), 1905-1907; (Semi-weekly) 1902-1905; 
1908-1910. 
I Lexington Advertiser (406-408), March, 1905-Dec,, 1906; Jan., 

I 1907-Dec., 1908; Jan., 1909-N0V., 1910. 

[ Lexington Union (42), 1838-1843. 

I Liherty Advocate (148), 1846. 

j Lincoln County Times (409-412), June, 1902-Oct., 1903; Nov., 

I i903-]\Larch, 1905; March, 1905-Dec., 1907; Jan. 1908-Nov., 

I 1910. 

I Louisiana Statesman (797-798), 1849-1850; 1849-1852. 

I 

j Macon Beacon (413), Feb., 1908-Nov., 1910. 

1 Marion County Progress (414), July, 1909-Nov., iqto. 

I Madisonian (Washington, D. C. ) (820), 1840-1844. 

1 Magnolia Gazette (415-417), June, i902-]\Larch, 1905; March, 

■ 1905-Dcc., 1907: Jan., 1908-Nov., T910. 

McComI) City Enterprise (423-425), Aug., 1902-March, 1905; 

^larch, 1905-Dec., irp6; Jan., \()oy-Aug., 1909. 
Memphis Commercial Api)eal (6S4-735), ^hay-June. 1902; July- 
Aug., if)'>2; Sept. -Oct., i'X)2: Nov. -Dec, 1902 ; Jan-Fcb.. T003: 
Marclt-A|)ril. 1903; May-June, H)03 ; Jul\--Aug.. 1003 ; Scpt- 
Nov., 1903: Nov. -Dec. i<)03: Jan.-Fch., 1904; ^March-April, 
1904; May-June, 1904; July-Aug., i[P4; Sept. -Oct., 1904; 



119 

Nov.-Dec, 1904; Jan.-Feb., 1905; Feb-March, 1905; March- 
May, 1905; June-July, 1905; Aug.-Sept., 1905; Oct.-Dec, 
1905; Jan.-Feb., 1906; March-April, 1906; May-June, 1906; 
July-Aug-., 1906; Sept.-Oct., 1906; Nov.-Dec. 1906; Jan.-Feb., 
1907; March-April, 1907; May-June, 1907; July-Aug., 1907; 
Sept.-Oct., 1907; Nov.-Dec, 1907; Jan.-Feb., 1908; March- 
April, 1908; i\Iay-June, 1908; July-Aug., 190S ; Sept.-Oct., 
1908; Nov.-Dec, 1908: Jan.-Feb., 1909; March-April, 1909; 
May-June 1909; July-Aug., 1909; Sept.-Oct., 1909; Nov.- 
Dec, 1909; Jan.-Feb., 1910; March-April, 1910; ]\Iay-June, 
1910; July-Aug., 1910; Sept.-Oct., 1910; Nov.-Dec, 1910. 
Memphis Morning News (736-751 ), May-June. 1902; July-Aug., 
1902; Sept.-Oct., 1902; Nov.-Dec, 1902; Jan.-March, 1903; 
March-April, 1903; May-June, 1903; Jan.-Feb., 1904; ]\Iarch- 
May, 1904; ]\.Iay-June, 1904; July-Aug., 1904; Sept.-Oct, 
1904; Nov.-Dec 1904. 
Memphis News Scimitar (752-761), Jan.-Feb., 1905; Feb. -March, 
1905; March-June, 1905; July-Sept., 1905; Oct.-Dec, 1905; 
Jan.-March, 1906; April-June, 1906; July-Sept., 1906; Oct.- 
Dec, T906; Jan. -April, 1907. 
Meridian Press (418-420), Oct.-Dec, 1902; Jan. -April. 1903; 

j May-Aug., 1903. 

\ Meridian Star (421-422), May-Sept., 1902; Sept. -Dec, 1902. 
Mississippi Advertiser (Aberdeen) (141), 1842-1847. 
j\[i-sissippian (Jackson) (33), 1835-1842; (144), 1843-1844. 
Mississippian and State Gazette (^7), ^837-1838. 
iVIississippi F>ee Trader (46-88), 1835-1837 (2 Vols.): 1835- 
1840; 1836-1837; Aug.-Dcc, 1837; Sept.-Dcc, 1837; Jan.- 
June, 1838; July-Dec, 1838 ; Jan.-June. 1830 ; July-Dec, 1839; 

I 1839-1842 (2 Vols.): 1841 *(2 Vols.): 1842: 1842-1844 (2 

I Vols.): 1843 (2 Vols.): 1844 (2 Vols.): 1845: 184^-1846; 

1 1845-1847: T8_jr)-i847: 184^,-1848: 1847-1848: 1848-1849; 

I 1848-T850: 1840-1854: 1850-1S5T (2 Vols.): 1851-T852 (2 

I Vols.): i8--.s-i8;9; i8v-i8v8: Mav-Dec, i860: April, i86a- 

Mav. t86i. 

i 

Mi-sissippi ^[r<-i'nL!'cr { Nalchcz) (' i ) . 1805-1808. 
I Mississippi I'iloi (fackson) (172-173), 1869-1870: Dec. 1874- 
I Nov.. 1875. 

I Monroe Democrat (150), 1850-1852. 



I20 

N. 
Natchez, The (30). 1830-1831. 

Natchez Daily Courier (89-124), 1837-1838; (Weekly Courier and 
Journal) 1837-1843; Jan.-May, 1840; Jan.-July, 1840; 1840- 
1841 ; Jan.-Junc, 1841 ; July-Dec, 1841 ; Jan.-June, 1842; 1846; 
(Semi-Weekly) Oct. 22^ 1847-Dec. 22, 1848; (Weekly Courier 
Journal) 1848; 1848-1850; (Semi-Weekly;) 1850 (2 Vols.) ; 
1850-1851; 1852: 1852-1853; 1853; 1853-1854; 1854; 1854- 
1855; 1855-1856; 1856; 1856-1857; 1857; 1857-1858; 1858- 
1859; 1859; 1859-1860; t86o; 1861; 1862-1863; 1866; 1867. 
Natchez Democrat (165-167), 1865-1866; 1867; 1867-1875. 
National Intelligencer (Washington, D. C.) (812-813), 1837- 

1841; 1846-1848. 
New Albany Gazette (426), July, 1904-Aug., 1907. 
New Standard (Blue Mountain) (427-428), May, 1902-Nov., 

1903 ; Oct., 1903-Dec., 1904. 

New World (X. Y.) (827), 1842. 

I Newton Record (429-430), May, 1905-March, 1907; 1908-1910. 

New Orleans Commercial-Times (796), 1846- 1849. 

New Orleans Times Democrat (50S-627), Jan.-April, 1886; May- 

Auc^., 1S86; Sept.-Dec, 1S86 Jan.-April, 1S87; May-Aug., 

1887: Sept.-Dec, 1887; Jan.-April. 1S8S; May-Aug., 1SS8; 

j Sept.-Dec, 1888; Jan.-April, 1889; May-Aug., 1889; Sept.- 

Dec, 1S89; Jan.-April, 1890; May-Aug., 1890; Sept.-Dec, 

j 1890; Jan.-April 1891 ; May-Aug., 1891 ; Sept.-Dec, 1891 ; 

I Jan.-April, 1892; ^lay-Aug., 1892; Sept.-Dec, 1892; Jan.- 

I March. 1893: April-June, 1893; July-Sept., 1893; Oct.-Dcc, 

j 1893'' Jan.-Marcli. 1804: April-June, i8()4; July-Sept., 1804; 

I CVt.-Dcc, 1894; Jan.-Feh.. 1805 : March-April, 1895; :^lay- 

! July, 1805; Aug.-Oct., 1805; Jan.-Feh., 1896; March-April. 

\ 1896; May-June i8()6; July-Aug.. i8o(); Sept. -Oct., 1806; 

'^ Nov.-Dec. 1806: Jan.-Marcli, 1807; April-June, 1807; July- 

; Sept., 18')-: Oct. -Dec, 1807; Jan. -March, i8g8: April-June 

i8()8; Jiily-Sept.. 1808; Oct.-D.'C, i8.-),S: Jan. -March. 1800: 

.\pril-Jniie. i8()(r, jiily-Scpt., i8.')(>; Oct. -Dec. iSo^}; jan.- 

March. i<)Oo; April-June. I9(X^; July-SciH.. 1000; Oct-Dcc. 

1900; Jan. -March, 1901; .\i)ril-Junc, 1901; July-Sept., 1901 ; 



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I Oct.-Dec, 1901 ; Jan.-Feb., 1902; March-April, 1902; May 

f 1-21, 1902; May 2i-June 30, 1902; July-Aug., 15, 1902; Aug. 

I i6-Sept. 30, 1902; Oct.-Nov. 15, 1902; Nov. i6-Dec. 31, 1902; 

I Jan.-Feb. 14, 1903; Feb. 15-March 31, 1903; April i-May 15, 

I 1903; May i6-June 30, 1903; July i-Aug. 15, 1903; Aug. 16- 

i Sept. 30, 1903; Oct.-Nov. 15, 1903; Nov. i6-Dec. 30, 1903; 

Jan. i-Feb. 14, 1904; Feb. 15-^Iarch 31, 1904; April-May 15, 
I 1904; May i6-June 30, 1904; July i-Aug. 16, 1904; Aug. 17- 

Sept. 30, I904;0ct. i-Nov. 15, 1904; Nov. i6-Dec. 31, 1904; 
Jan.-Feb. 13, 1905; Feb. 15-March 26, 1905; March 27-April 
30, 1905; May-June, 1905; July-Aug., 1905; Sept. -Oct., 1905; 
Nov. Dec, 1905; Jan.-Feb., 1906; March-June, 1906; July- | 

Aug., 1906; Sept.-Oct., 1906; Nov.-Dec, 1906; Jan.-Feb., 
1907; Tvlarch-April, 1907; May-June, 1907; July-Aug., 1907; 
Sept.-Oct., 1907; Nov.-Dec, 1907; Jan.-Feb., 190S; March- j 

April, 1908; May-June, 1908; July-Aug., 1908; Sept.-Oct., 
190S; Nov.-Dec, 1908; Jan.-Feb., 1909; March-April, 1909; 
May-June, 1909; July-Aug., 1909; Sept.-Oct., 1909; Nov.- 
Dec, 1909; Jan.-Feb., 1910; March-April, 1910; May-June, 
1910; July-Aug., 1910; Sept.-Oct., 1910; Nov.-Dec, 1910. I 

New Orleans Picayune (627-683), June-July 15, 1902; July 16- I 

Aug., 1902; Sept. -Nov., 1902; Nov.-Dec,' 1902 ; Jan.-Feb. | 

14, 1903; Feb. 15-March, 1903; April-May 15, 1903; May 16- I 

June, 1903; July-Aug. 15, 1903; Aug. i6-Sept., 1903; Oct.- '; 

Nov. 14, 1903; Nov. 15-Dec., 1903; Jan.-Feb. 15, 1904; Feb. '. 

15-March, 1904; April-May 14, 1904; May 15-Junc, 1004; 
July-Aug. 15, 1904; Aug. i6-Sept., 1904; Oct.-Nov. 15, 1904; 
Nov. 15-Dec, 1004; Jan.-Feb. 14, 1905; Feb. T5-r^larch 26, 
1905; March 27-April, 1905; May-June. 1905; July-Aug., | 

1905; Sept.-Oct., 1905; Nov.-Dec, 1905; Jan.-Feb., 1Q06; j 

March-A|)ril, 1906; ]\lay-June, IQ06; July-Aug., T9'o6: Sept.- j 

Oct., 1906; Nov.-Dec. 1906; Jan. -Feb., 1907; March-April, | 

1907; ]\lay-June. 1907: July-Aug.. 1907; Sept.-Oct., 1007; 
Nov.-Dcr.. 19^7; J:m.-l\"1).. igoS; Marcli-April, I00.'^; ^[ay- 
Junc, i<)o.S; July-Aiic^-., tooS; Scpt.-(^ct., 1908: Nov.-Dec, 
1908; J:in.-Feb.. I'kX): MMTcli-April, i(,)0(); ?^lay-Junc, 190(7; 
July-Aug., 1909; Sept.-Oct., ujO<k Nov.-lX^c. 19a; ; Jan.-Feb., , 



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I 1910; March-April, 1910; May-June, 19 10; July-Aug., 1910; 

I Sept.-Oct., 1910; Nov.-Dec, 1910. 

I North Mississippi (Water Valley) Herald (431-432), May, 1902- 

I March, 1905; March, 1905-Nov., 1908. 

I • O. 

Okolona Messenger (433-435), June, 1902-March, 1905; March, 

1905-Dec., 1906; Jan., 1907-Aug., 1910. 
Okolona Sun (436), April, 1905-March, 1910. 
Old Countryman (N. Y.) (S22), 1S33-1836. 
Oxford Eagle (437), June, 1902-Aug., 1904. 

i 

Panohan (438-43Q), June, i902-j\Iarch, 1905; (Weekly) April, i 

1905-Nov., 1910. I 

Pascagoula Democrat-Star (440-441), May, 1902-March, 1905; | 

March, 1905 -Oct.. 19 10. J 

Pearl River News (442), Aug., 1902-Oct., 1903. | 

Philadelphia (Pa.) Saturday Courier (S29-830), 1833-1S35; 1839- | 

1840. 

Picket (A\'eekly) (443-444), May, 1902-March, 1905 ; June, 1905- | 

Nov., 1907. J 

Pontotoc Sentinel (445), Feb., i905-]\Iarch, 1910. j 

Port Gibson Correspondent (25), 1824-1825 ; (31), 1835-1838; ] 

(39), 1837-1842; (139), 1842-1846. 

Port Gibson Herald (146), 1S43-1848; (149), 1848-1851. j 

Port Gil)son Record (177). Feb. -Nov., 1887. i 

Port Gibson Reveille (177-182), Nov., 1887-April, 1890; 1890- | 

1893; 1893-1896; June, 1902-March, 1905; ]\Iarch, i905~Dec., •> 

1907; Jan.. i(p8-Nov.. 1910. | 

Prairie News (Okolona) (163), Feb., 1858-Sept., 1859. | 

Primitive Republican (Columbus") (157). 1851-1852. | 

Progress-Advertiser (Lexington) (44'V),Nov.. T8o2-Ararch. 1905. | 

Progrc'^s Warder ( Enpora) ( -}.}7) . Jan., icjoS-Nov., iQio. ^ 

Pr<>gre,-^i\-e l\irmer ( St;ir]<ville ) ( 4 |8') . Jan.-Xo\-.. 1910. , 



o. 

Quitman (Juill (4-}')). May 30, 1902-Dec. 18. r<P3. 



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I Raymond Gazette (175-176), 1882-1886; 1887-1889. 

I Raymond Times {3S), 1837-1841. 

I Record Tribune (Gulf port) (450), Jan., 1907-Oct., 1908. 

I Republic, The (Washington, D. C.), (821), iSsi-June, 1853. 

I Republican, Washington (Miss.), (sS), 1813-1814; 1813-1815; 

i 1815-1816. 

I Republican and Natchez Intelligencer (6), 1816-1817. 

I Republican. ^lississippi (9-10), i8i8-Jan., 1819; 1819-1820; 1819- 

I 1822; 1822-1823. 

I Richmond Enquirer (802-805), 1837-1839; 1840-1841 ; 1842-1843; 

I I 844- I 845. 

i s. 



I Saturday Evening Eye (Ilattiesburg) (451), Jan.-Dec, 1905. 

I Scott County Register (457), March, 1905-Dec., 1906. 

I Senatobia Democrat (454-455), May, 1902-March, 1905; March, 

1905-Dec., 1907. 
Sea Coast Echo (452-453), Sept., 1902-March, 1905; April, 1905- 

Nov., 1910. 
Sentinel (Pontotoc) (456), March-Oct., 1910. 
Simpson County News (458-459), May, 1902-March, 1905; 

March, 1905-July, 1908. 
South, The (Holly Springs), (460-462), 1 902-1 905 ; 1905-1907; 

190S-1910. 
Southerner. The (Jackson) (137), 1840-1S48, 
Southern Farm Gazette (Starkville) ("463-464), Oct., 1903-Dec., 

1907; Jan., 190S-DCC., 1909. 
Southern Galaxy (Natchez) (26-27), 1828-1829; 1828-1830. 
Southern Herald (Liberty) (465-467), Nov., 1902-Jan., 1905; 
April, 1905-Dec.. 1907; Jan., KjoS-Sept., igio. 
I Southern Press ( \\';ishington, D. C.) (156), Feb., 1851-July, 

! 1852. 

Southern Reformer (Jackson) (145), 1843-1846. 
i Southern Pcp'Tttr ( < "n'oiiada ) (^-l), i''^3t)-iS4i . 

\ Southern RejK.rtcr (Sardis) (41^8-470), Aug., 1902-Maroli. 1905; 

! March. r<;05-Dec.. IQ07; Jan., kk^S-Nov., 1()10. 

I Southern Reveille (Port (iibson) (159), 1852-1854. 



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Southern Sentinel (Ripley) (471-472), 1905-1907; 1908-1910. 

Southern Star (Gallatin) (41), 1838-1840. 

Southern Standard (Columbus) (158), 1851-1853. 

Spirit of Jefferson (Va.) (806), 1844-1861. 

State Gazette (Natchez) (11-19), 1818; 1818-1819; 1819; 1819- 
1820; 1820; 1821 ; 1821-1822; 1821-1823; 1824-1825; Natchez 
Gazette (20-21), 1825-1826; 1S26-1827; Statesman and Ga- 
zette (22-24), 1827; 1828; 1829. 

Star-Ledger (Kosciusko) (473-475), 1902-1905; 1905-1908; 
1909-1910. 

Starkville News (476-478), 1 902-1 905 ; 1905-1908; 1908-1910. 

Summit Sentinel (479-4S0), 1902-1905; 1905-1907. 

T. 



I 

I 
I 

I Times-Promoter (Hernando) (483-4S4), 1902-T905 ; IQ05-1909. 

i Tupelo Journal (485-487), 1902-1905; 1905-1907; 1908-1910. 



Tallahatchian ^481), 1904-1907. 
Tallahatchie Herald (482), 1908-1910. 



U. 

Union Advocate (Jackson) (48S), Nov., 1907-Oct., 1910. 
Union, Daily and Weekly (Washington, D. C.) (815-819), 1845- 

1847; i^'^4^'>; i''^47; 1 846- 1 848; 1S48-1849. 
Utica Herald (489), March, 1903-Oct., 1904. 

V. 

Vicksburg- American (251-256), May-Aug., 1902; Sept.-Dec, 
1902; Jan.-April, 1903; May-Aug., 1903; Sept.-Dec, 1903; 
Jan. -May, 1904. 

Vicksburg Herald (24i-25oa), 1878-1906; Feb. -June, 1005 ; July- 
Dec, 1905 ; July-Dec. t()o6 ; Jan. -June, 1907 ; July-Xov., 1007; 
Dec, 1907-June, i'jo8 : July-Dec, iQcS ; Jan.-]Vlay, 1909; June- 
Dec. i()0<): Jan.-April, T910. 

Vicksburg (Daily) Sentinel (j,2-.13), 1838-1830; 1839-1840. 

Vicksburg Sentinel (125-136), 18.10-1841; i8_!i: 1S4J-1843; 
April. iS.{j-May, 1S44; 1843-1845; 1844 (2 vols.) ; Sept. -Oct., 
1845; 1 848- 1 851; 1850-1851; 1851. 

(Vicksburg) Sentinel and b^xpositi^r (34), 1836-1838. 



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Vicksburg Whig (142), 1842-1847. 
I Vicksburg Weekly, and Tri-Weekly Whig (133), 1846-1850. 

W. 

Water Valley Progress (490-492), 1902-1903; 1904-iMarch, 1905; 

April, i905-x\ug., 1906. 
West Point Leader (493-495), 1 902-1 905 ; 1905-1907; 1908-1910. 
Wesson Enterprise (496), 1905-1910. 
Winona Democrat (497), 1902-1903. 
Woodvillc Republican (153), 1850-1853; (498-499), Nov., 1902- 

March, 1905; March, 1905-Nov., 1910. 

Y. 

Yazoo Democrat (154), Aug., iS50-Oct., 1854, 
Yazoo City Herald (500-502), 1902-1905; 1 905-1 907 ; 1908-1910. 
Yazoo Sentinel (503-505), 1902-1904; 1905-1907; 190S-1910. 
Yazoo City Whig (45), 1839- 1847. 

Miscellaneous (Not in Order of Date). 

Vol. 762. 

Brandon Republican, 1837-38. 
Raymond Gazette, 1845-47. 
Gainsville Advocate, 1845-46. 
Central Journal (Kosciusko), 1S45. 
Central Register (Kosciusko), 1839. 
Louisville Messenger, 18^2. 

Vol. 763. 
Macon Herald, 1841. 
Dollar Democrat, 184 1- 1846. 
Ripley Transcript, 1S37. 
f Spirit of the Times, 1 841 --42. 

Attala Register, 1843. 
Independent Journal, 1839. 
Jackson En(|uirer, 1840. 
The Old Soldier, 1840. 
Tri-Wcekly Missi^sippian, 1839. 
Kosciusko Chronicle, 1846. 



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Vol. 764. 

Yazoo Democrat, 1844-47. 

Independent Democrat (Canton), 1842-44. 

Vol. 765. 

Marshall County Republican, 1838-39. 
Southern Argus (Columbus), 1841-42. 
Mississippi Intelligencer, 1839-40. 

Vol. 766. 

Southern Telegraph, 1837-38. 

Panola Lynx, 1S45-46. 

Port Gibson Herald, 1842-46. 

Vol. ^6y, 

Rodney Telegraph, 1839-40. 
Rodney Standard, 1837. 
Canton Herald, 1S37-38. 
Oxford Observer, 1833-34. 
Jefferson ian, 1844. 

Vol. 768. 

Advocate and Register (Vicksburg), Sept. 30, 1831. 

Statesman and Gazette (Natchez), Oct. 9, 1828. 

Natchez \\'eekly Democrat, June 17, 1867. 

Natchez Daily Democrat, Oct. 7, 1876. 

Vicksburg Journal, Oct. 19, 1865. 

Atnerican ^lessenger, June, 1847. 

American Messenger, April, 1850. 

Raymond Fenciblc. Aug-Se])t., 1849. 

American Messenger, July, 1846. 



Nntclicz Courier, May 6. 1863. ■ 
Natclicz Courier. Oct. 5, 1805. 

Dadv Adv-c-ife I n;itnn l^.ii-o). March 7, 1857. : 

N;«tcliez \\'e<kly Courier, )ulv. 1870. \ 

D;nl\- ['ira\iuie. Svpt. 21, 1830. | 

N:iii"nal IntelliiL:encer, .April- ]ulv, 1823. j 



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Natchez Southern Galaxy, Nov. 5, 1829. 

New Orleans Advocate, Sept., 1869. 

Mississippi Advocate (Vicksburg), Sept. 12, 1831. 

Natchez Daily Democrat, Feb. 8, 1884. 
I Natchez Daily Democrat, Feb. 8, 1854. 
I New Orleans Evening Delta, Feb. i, 1854. 

I New Orleans Eveninc: Courier, March, i8s7; and a few Natchez 
I papers of 1870. 

I Vol. 769. 

I Hernando Free Press, 1839. 

I Grenada Herald, 1842-43. 

I Spirit of Kosciusko, 1838-39. 

I Carrollton Hornet, 1843. 

I Grenadian, 1838-39. 

I Jackson Telegraph, 1842. 

I Western Statesman (Carrollton), 1844-45. 

I Hernando Phoenix, 1845. 

f Lexington Standard, 1838. 

I Holly Springs Banner, 1839-41. 



Vol. 770. 

Vicksburg Register, 1838. 

Vicksburg Daily Whig, 1839-40. 

Mississippi Creole (Canton), 1841-42.. 

State's Rights and Democratic Union (Yazoo), 1839. 

Jefferson Whig (Fayette), 1840-41. 

Southern Marksman (Clinton), 1838-39. 

Holly Springs Conservative, 1840-41. 

The Statesman (Jackson), 1843. 

Greenwood Re|)orter. 1845. 

Whig Republican, 1840. 

Vol. 771. 

Al)erdccn Whig, 1839. 

Yazoo luuuicr, 1838-41. 

True Democrat, 1845-47. 

Pincy Woods Planter (Liberty), 1838-39. 



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\ Radical Democrat (Gallatin, Aliss.), 1844. -| 

I The Whig Creed (Carrollton), 1845. 1 

Vol. 772. 1 

Daily Mississippian, 1862.- 1 

Spirit of the South, 1859. -j 

I Southern Illustrated News (Richmond), 1862. | 

( New World (N. Y.), 1841. J 

I Campaic.m Sentinel (\^icksburg), 1848. .j 

j Natchez Courier, 1862. j 

De Bow's Press, 18^9. 1 

I Wincliestcr Republican, t86i. i 

Natchez Democrat, 1868. i 

i r 

I Natchez Courier, 1865-70. | 

I California Farmer, 1857. | 

f Senu'-V.'eekly Creole (New Orleans), 1854-55. I 

I Raymond Gazette, 1847-49. 

I Natchez Courier. 1857-68-70. 

I New ^'ork Journal of Commerce, Jr., 1858-61. 

\ New York Journal of Commerce, 1877. 

I Vol 77 2. 

\ Natchez Democrat, July-Sept., 1867. 

I Daily Southern Crisis, Jan.-]\Iarch, 1S63. 

I Fort Adams Times, May-Nov., 1853. 

\ Fort Adams Item, Sept., T854-N0V., 1855. 

I Vol. 774. 

i Daily Mississippian, 1862. 

New World (New York). Jan. 23, 1841. 

Southwestern k'^armer, 1845. 

Vouni,>'s Spirit of the South and Central American, 1858. 

Southern lllnst rated Xews, 1863. 

Metropolitan Record, 1865. 

Vol. 775. 

Tk:e (h_i.:anizer (Oxford). 1849-50. 
The Con.^titution (C>xford), 1851. 
The Di'mocrat I'-ki,i^ (Oxford). i8:;2. 



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Vol. ^^6. 

Southern Sun, 1838-40. 
Holly Springs Gazette, 1840-45. 
Democrat-Whig (Columbus), 1843. 
Qinton Gazette, 1833-37. 
Raymond Comet, 1840, 

Vol. m. 

Pearl River Banner, 1837-38. 
Chickasaw Banner, 1837-38. 
Brandon Disseminator, 1845-48. 

Vol. y^Z, 

Mississippi Gazette, Aug., 1833. 

Pittsburg Bulletin, Nov., 1835. 

Natchez Courier, Jan. -Sept., 1833. 

Southern Alarksman (Clinton), Dec, 1838-Jan., 1839. 

Vol. 779. 

Vicksburg Mississippian, 1832. 
Vicksburg Advocate and Register, 1832. 

Vol. 780. 

American Messenger, May, 1846. 
jMobile Evening News, Sept., 1863. 
Mobile Evening News, Dec, 1863. 
i^Iobile Evening Telegraph, Dec, 1862. 
New York Freeman's Journal, 1868. 
New Orleans Weekly Times, Dec, 1871. 
Nashville Weekly American. 1888. 
Meridian Clarion. July 6, 1S64. 
Jackson (O.) Herald, Jan. 2(\ 18S8. 
Mobile Evening Telegraph, Sept. 10, 1862. 
New York Freeman's Journal. July, 1868. 
Richmond Dis{\atcli, A[)ril it, 1862. 
^Xtkinta Constitution. May 16, 1887. 
Natchez Daily Democrat. Auc^-. 9, 1876. 
Richmond Daily Dispatch, April 5, 1S62. 



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Daily Delta, Jan. ii, 1862. 

Copiah County News, Aug. 15, i860. 

New Orleans Southern Pathfinder, March 17, i860. 

Richmond Whig, Oct. 22, 1861. 

The Union (Washington, D. C), July 16-17, 1852. 

The Union Democrat (Jonesboro, III), Oct. 31, i860. 

Philadelphia Weekly Times, Aug. 7, 1886. 

Vol. 781. 
Semi- Weekly Union (Washington, D. C), 1845-53. 

Vol. 782. 
Ripley Advertiser, 1843-64. 
Southern Pioneer (Carrollton), 1840-42. 
Panola Weekly Register, 1842-43. 

Vol. 783. 

Mississippi Democrat, 1845-47. 

Harry of the West (Grenada), 1844-46. 

Macon Intelligencer, 1838-40. 

Vol. 784. 

Natchez Weekly Courier, Dec. 3, 1856, and Oct. 26, 1853. 

Daily Alta California, Aug 12, 1S51. | 

Weekly Iberville South, April 17, 1869. J 

Natchez Weekly Democrat, July 19, 1876. | 

St. Ix)uis Journal of Commerce, Feb. i, 1866. I 

Mississippian and State Gazette, July 22, 1853. I 

Missouri Republican, Aug. 24, 1863. j 

Southwestern Presbyterian (New Orleans), Feb. 15, 1872. \ 

Presbyterian (Philadelpliia), Jan. 23, 1858. 1 

Weekly Mississippian ( Jackson), Dec. 19, i860. | 

Boston Post, July 14, iS(k). | 

Missouri Republican, various dates in 1857-58, and 1S66. | 

Richmond Enquirer, 1S61 -62. \ 

Vol. 786. i 

Richmond Disj)atch, 1861-75. | 

Richmond Enquirer, 1864. f 



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Copiah County News, 1860-61. 

New York Herald, 1847-64. 

Natchez Gazette, 1829. 

New Orleans True Delta, 1862. 

New York Tribune, 1864. 

Natchez Free Trader, 1861. 

Raymond Fencible, 1849. 

Natchez Democrat, 1870. 

New Orleans Delta, 1851-52-56. 

Natchez Democrat, 1866. 

Raymond Gazette, 1849. 

Daily Delta (New Orleans), 1851-52. 

New York Journal of Commerce, Jr., 1858. 

Daily Mississippian (^Meridian), 1865. 

The Clarion (Jackson), 1863-65. 

Concordia Intelligencer, 1861. 

Vermont Enquirer, 1831. 

Chattanooga Rebel, 1864. 

Vicksburg Journal, 1S65. 

Daily West (St. Joseph, Mo.), i860. 

Flag of the Union (Jackson), 1856. 

Mobile Evening News, 1S65. 

Vicksburg Times, 1S68-69. 

Woodville Republican, 1S53. 

Washington Globe, 1844. 

The Times (Chambersburg, Pa.), i860. 

Virginia Free Press. 1857-71. 

Mississippian and State Gazette, 1857. 

Stanton (\\a.) Vindicator, 1889. 

Mississippi Free Trader (Natchez), 1853. 

Vicksburg Daily Times. 186-0-70. 

Tri~\Veckly Clarion (Jackson), June 12, 1869. 

New York Weekly Herald, 1847. 

Mississippi Standard, March 28, 1866. 

Jackson .\c\v<. Oct. 22, 18^5. 

X'icksburg Herald. ( )ct. 19. 1865. 

Southern Star (Jack.^.ui). Xov. 23. 1852. 

Oiristian Advocate, julv 12, t8sS- 



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Vol. 787. 

Vicksburg Sentinel, 1845-46. 
Vicksbiirg- Weekly Herald, 1848. 
Vicksburg Daily Herald, 1865-78. 
Vicksbnrg Weekly Times, 1870. 
Louisiana State Republican, 1858. 

Vol. 788. 
The Coahomian, 1865-66. 
The JMississippian, 1846. 

Vol. 789. 

Baltimore Episcopal Methodist, 1869. 

Christian Observer, 1872. 

The Union (Washington, D. C), Oct. 5, 1825; also 1845-1854. 

New Orleans Presbyterian, Jan. -March, 1850. 

Vol. 790. 

The Commonwealth (Greenwood), 1902-03. 

Vicksburg Journal, 1865. 

Mississippi Pilot, 1875. 

Mobile Advertiser and Register, 1863. 

Daily Mississippian, 1862-63. 

Vol. 791. 

Southern Farm Gazette, 1902-03. 
Natchez Courier. 1863. 
Newton Record. 1902-03. 
Daily Clarion, 1878. 

Vol. 792. 



Tlie W'w Soutfi. 1902-04. 
Choctaw I'laindealcr, 1902. 
F.upora Progress, 1902-03. 
Polivar County Democrat, 1902-04. 
The Wah.h.'dl Warden, i()<:)2-oi,. 

\'o\. yoT). 

Clark County Times, 1902-03. 
Raymond Gazette, 1(902-03. 



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Smith County Reformer, 1902-04. " | 

New Orleans Delta Democrat, 1902. - | 

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Vol. 794. 

Yicksburg American, 1903. 
I Pontotoc Sentinel, 1902-05. 
I Neshoba Democrat, 1902-03. 
! luka Vidette, 1902-04. 

Mayersville Spectator, 1902-03. 

Waynesboro Beacon, 1902-03. 

Vol. 795. 

Jackson Daily Times, Oct. -Dec, 1877. 

Gloster Record, 1903-04. 

Deer Creek Pilot, 1902-03. 

Fulton Record, 1902-03. 

Scott County Register, 1902-03. 

ARCHIVES OF THE SYNOD OF MISSISSIPPI 

OF THE 

Southern Presbyterian Church. 

1. Minutes of the Presbytery of North Mississippi, Vol. I., 

1S56-1878. 

2. Minutes of the Presbytery of North Mississippi, Vol, II., 

1879-1893. 

3. Minutes of the Presbytery of North ^lississippi, Vol. HI., 

1893-1898. 

4. Minutes of the Pres1)ytery of North Mississippi, Vol. IV., 

1 898-1902. 

5. Minutes of tlie Presl)ytery of North r^ris^issij^pi, \'ol. V., 

1 902- 1 907. 

6. Records of the Tnmbcckbce Presbyterv, 1838-1842. 

7. Minutes of tlie T<^nil)cck])ce Prosln-terv, T843-i84ri. 

8. Records of tlie Tombcckbcc Pre^d)ytcry, iS.if>-i850. 

9. Records <n' the Toni])eckbee Pres])ytery, 1850-1855. 
10. Records of the Tombeckbee Presbytery, 1856-1858. 



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\ II. Records of the Tombeckbee Presbytery, 1859-1868. 

12. Records of the Tombeckbee Presbytery, 1869-1879. 

13. Records of the Tombeckbee Presbytery, 1877-1889. 

14. Minutes of the Tombeckbee Presbytery, 1899-1907. 

15. Session Book of Mt. Carmel Church (afterward Wahalak), 
1 839- 1 866. 

Session Book of Wahalak Church, 1866. 

Session Book of Eron Church, beginning 1858. 

Session Book of Crawfordsville, 1868-1879. 

Records of Smyrna Church, beginning Dec, 1845. 

Records of Mt. Zion Church, beginning in 1861. 

Register of Unity Church Presbytery of Tombeckbee. 

Minutes of Session of Unity Church, 1873-1897. 

Sessional Records of Pleasant Springs Church, Kemper 
County, Organized, 1845. 

Records of Bethel Green Church, and Mount Zion Church, 
1 842- 1 868. 

Records of Tallabcncla Church, 1844-1858. 

Records of the Church Session at Monroe, Chickasaw Na- 
tion, in 1823. 
2/. Record of Missionary Meetings held in the Chahta and 
Chickesha Nations, May 6, 1825, July, 1838. 

28. Minutes of Chickasaw Presbytery, 1842-1852. 

29. Minutes of Giickasaw Presbytery, 1852-1869. 

30. Minutes of Chickasaw Presbytery, 1870-1887. 

31. Records of Qiickasaw Presbytery, 18S8-1905. 

32. Records of the Synod of Mississippi, 1835-1844. 

33. Records of tlie Synod of Mississippi, 1845-1853. 

34. Records of the Synod of ^lississippi, 1855-1858. 

35. Records of the Synod of Mississippi, 1857-1866. 

36. Minutes of the Synofl of Mississippi, 18^)7-1880. 

37. ]^Jinutes of the Synod of I\Iississippi, 1881-1890. | 

38. Obituaries of Deceased ^lembcrs of the Synod of Mississippi. i 
30. Records of the Presl)ytery of Clinton, beginning in 1845. ! 

40. Records of the Xewton Presbytery, Ala., 1854-186.1. j 

41. Records of tlie East Mis>is^ippi Presbytery, organized in j 
1855, to 186)6. 



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I History of the Presbyterian Controversy. H. Woods, 1843. 

I Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, 

I I 870- I 873. 

f Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, 

I 1874-1876. 

I Presbyterianism and Religious Liberty in Colonial and Revolu- 

I tionarv^ Times. By Thos. Gary Johnson, 1907. 

Presbyterian Historical Almanac, 1858- 1859. 

History of Pickens County, Ala. Nelson F. Smith, 1856. 
I Samson : A Poem. By Rev. J. W. Mosely, Sr. 
f Joseph : A Poem. By Rev. J. W. Mosely, Sr. 



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INDEX 



Adams County, 53 ; re papers of, 
71, III; re insolvencies in, 88; 
re troops from. 105. 

Adams, Wirt, 106. 

Adjutant-General's records, 102- 
103 ; re correspondence, brigade 
returns, militia elections and ap- 
pointments, register of military 
commissions, 102. 

Agricultural Bank, 35. 

Alcorn, Gov., re records in admin- 
istration of, 62, 68, yZ. 

Alcorn College Students Day Book, 
III. 

Alcorn money, iii. 

Alcorn's Brigade, 106. 

Alexander, Hon. R. S., 18. 

Alien Enemv Law, 52. 

American Historical Association, 
Boston meeting of, 24 ; re Cliar- 
leston meeting of, 39. 

Ames, Gov. Adelbert. 29; re records 
in administration of, 61, 62, "]"] , 
yZ'. re investigation of, 95, 96. 

Amnesty Oaths. 74. 

Anderson, Hon. A. C, 10. 

Appendix, 43. iii. 

Appropriation bill, 7, 9. 

Appropriations, re translating his- 
tory, 5. 

Architect, State; re estimates of, 86. 

Archives. English, 12, ^i. 

Archives, European, re transcripts 
of, 6, IT. 12-13. 

Archives. hVcnch. 10. 12-13. 15, 31 ; 
re calendar of, relating to history 
of Mississippi X'al'ey, 3(). 

Archives of the Indies, 49. 

Archives of the Synod of Missis- 
sippi of tlie Southern Presln'- 
terian (lun-ch. 133-135; re Tres- 
l)}tery of Xorlh M i>^;is-ii^])i. 133- 
136; ;-(• iVcsh\tery of 'i\)nil>eek- 
bce, Mt. Carnicl Church, W'aha- 
lak Church, I;h-on Church. Cr.iw- 



Archives, Synod of Miss. — Con. 
fordsville, Smyrna Church, Mt. 
Zion, Unity. Pleasant Springs, 
Chickasaw Presbytery, Synod of 
Mississippi ; Clinton, Newton, 
East Mississippi, Monroe, Giahta 
and Chickasaw nations, Bethel 
Green, Tallabenela Church, no. 

Archives, Provincial, 15; re tran- 
scripts of, 31. 

Archives, Spanish, 12, 31. 

Archives, State, clasi/ification oif, 10, 
43, 24-29 ; beginning of. 25 ; ex- 
tent of, 26, 2y, 42 ; of Territory, 
2^, 28 ; losses of, 27, 28 ; physical 
condition of, 29-30 ; re transcripts 
of provincial archives, 31 ; re 
guide to archives, 32 ; re records 
of First Mississippi F'ank, 34, t,^, 
36; re newspaper files of, 40, 41 ; 
re provincial archives, 45-50 ; re 
1817-T900, 55, 65. 

Archives, territorial, 51 note. 

Archivists, international congress 
of, 4. 

Arkansas, re lists of voters in, '/2. 

Armstrong's Escort, 107. 

Army of Mississippi, 107. 

Army of Northern X'irginia, 103, 
104, 105. 

Army of Tennessee. 103. 104, T05. 

Army of Ten Thousand. 105. 

Artillery, re records ot. 106. 

Ashcroft's I'attalion, 107. 

Assessment Rolls. 7S-SS : re real 
and personal, '^S, 7*). 80. 81, 82, 
83, 84, 85. 8(): re insoK-encies, 
82 ; re land commissioners. ^^2 : 
re over-assessments. 82 : /■(' land 
sales and redeinptions. S<2; re un- 
redeemed lands, yo: >•(' land- t-^r- 
feited. 82; re assessors' land lists. 
82; re swamp and overtlenved 
lands, 85; le lists of State lands, 



138 



A.uditors' records, 5^, 74, yS, 84, 86, 

88-S9. 
Baldwin's Brigade, 107. 
Ballentine's Reg-iinent, 106. 
Eiankhcad's Battery, 106. 
Bank of Mississippi, 34; re records 

of, 35, III. 
Bankruptcy, re records of, 68. 
Barksdalc^Col. W. M., 109. 
Benson, Barry W., re records of, 68. 
Bethel Green Giurch, 134. 
felythe's Cavalry, 107. 
Board of Trustees, see Trustees. 
Bolivar Gray's, 107. 
Bonds. 52; series EE. 65-66; of dis- 
I tributors, 7^. 

Boston Meeting" of the American 
' Historical Association, 24. 
Bowling Green Grange, re records 
^ of, 113. 

Bakedale, Col. W. M., 109. 
Brandnn, Acting Gov. Gerard C, 
I re records of administration of, 
} 56* 57» 67* 75 '> ^^ memoranda of, 

! 113. 

pratton, Theodore D., re mcm- 

? oranda of, 1 13. 

Breckinridge, Gen., iro. 

Brevort Butler Collection of Indian 

■ Antiquities, 38-39, 

Brewer, Gov., 8. 

Brookhaven Light Artillery, 106. 

Brown, Gov. A. G., re records in 

administration of, 58, 68, 76. 
Brown, \Vm. H., re correspondence 
, of, 112. 
I'rouiic, Lieut. -Gov., re letters of, 

.,8. 
Bruiison, Prof. G. H., 5, 7, 21, 23. 
})urcau of Refugees, Freedmen and 

.\!);mdoned Lands, 6)1. 
r.urkley. Mrs. B.. C. 18. 
C .d',-iidar of I'Veiu-h Archives, 17, 

Calla\n I\'ipers, 11.}. 

Cam;)l)fil. G^n.. re letters of, 4<). 

C-iniphell, /\. G.. ^S. ^6. 



Campbell Collection, 36. 
Cardoza, re impeachment of, 96. 
Carnegie Institution, 50. 
Carter, Capt., 105. 
Carter, Dr. Clarence E., 14. 
Cavalry, re records of, 106-107. 
Censuses, re enumeration of early, 

52 ; re reports of, '/2. 
Chahta nation, 134. 
Chase, Miss Alice C, 12. 
Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, 37. 
Chester, Gov., re letters of. 48. 
Chickasaw County, re sketches of, 

113- 

Chickasaw Presbytery. 134. 

Chickasaw School Fund, re tax 
sales for, S^, 85. 

Chickasha nation, 134. 

Child, Judge, 100. 

Choctaw County, 109. 

Chulahoma Cavalry, 107. 

Claiborne, F. L., 35. 

Claiborne, J. F. H., 50, 51 note; re 
collection of, 114. 

Claiborne, Gov. W. C. C, re execu- 
tive journal of, 50, 51, 52; re 
journals of 114 note. 

Clark, Col. 'M. Lewis, 109. 

Clarke, Gov. Charles, re records in 
administration of, 60, 62, 68, yy. 

Classification of State Archives, 10, 
II, 12. 24-29, 43. 

Clinton, 62 ; re records of Presby- 
tery of, 134. 

Colliersville, re battle of, 107. 

Colonial Office — Class 5. 48. 

Commissioner of Deeds, 58, 59. 

Commissioner of Public Buildings, 
re records of, in. 

Committee on Claims, 92. 

Confederate .Military Records. 103- 
IT4: re recc^rd- of r'.\^i!iicnt-. i-t 
to 1 .Mh. T03 ; i2th to 3--^!. T04 ; 
33d to 43d. 105 : fir^t haUalion. 
103; second battalion, 103; Army 
o^ l\u Thousand, State troops. 
1st and 2(1 rcLjiments, reserx'cs, 



139 



Confederate Records — Con. 
I minute men, artillery, cavalry, 
j 105 ; regiments 2d and 28th, 
[ State troops, reserves, Arm- 
I strong's Escort, Harris' Battalion, 
Ashcroft's Battalion, Blythe's 
I Cavalry, Dunn's Cavalry, Ham's 
j Battalion, Minute Men, Wood's 
I Brigade, Gamblin's Cavalry, Chu- 
I lahoma Cavalry, White's Cavalry, 
I Bolivar Grays, Peyton's Bat- 
I talion, Stubb's Battalion, Mont- 
l gomery's Battalion, 107. 
(Confederate Period, 59-60. 
jCon federate Rolls of Mississippi, 
j 16, 34, 103-114. 
iCon federate soldiers, re number of, 

i 33, 34- 

'Conrad, D. H., 114. 

Constitutional Convention tax lists, 

i 86,87. 

^Contingent Fund Account, 85. 
; Controversy between Mississippi 
I and Alabama, 56. 
I Cooper, 107. 

Correspondence, general archives of 
! the minister of the colonies, 45, 
I 46, 47; of I^^uisiana, 45, 46, 47; 
original vols., 13, 46, 47. 

Cotton, re advances on, 86 : re bonds 
and receipts, 86. 

Court Records. 99-101 ; re divorce 
and other cases, records of ex- 
penses, 99 ; re expenses, clianccry 
cases, pleas and proceedings, affi- 
davits, certificates, revised stat- 
utes, opinions, grand juries, wit- 
nesses, decisions, minute-, rec- 
ords, protests, affidavits, jog. ioi. 

Cox, Dr. Daac J., 14. 

Craighead. Dr. h>lwin B., 32. 

Crav\f<)r(l.-vi!le 134. 

Cuban Daj)ers, 4^/. 

D. .\. R., see Mis>issippi D. A. R. 

David Reese Chapter, see David 
Reese. 



Davis, Jefferson, re papers of 13-14, 
18. 

Davis, Reuben, Brigade, 105. 

Department of Archives and His- 
tory, see Mississippi Department 
of Archives. 

DeKalb, 18. 

Deles, \V. G., 18. 

De Soto, 13. 

Dickson, David, Auditor, re records 
of, 6-. 

Dickson, Harris, re memoranda of, 

/I3- 

Director, duties of, 89 ; re end of 
six year period of, 21. 

Distribution of laws and legislative 
journals, re records of, 73-74. 

Divorce, 99. 

Dodd, Dr. William E., 14. 

Dodds, George S., see J. W. Mc- 
Neil. 

Donations and loans, list of, 17-18. 

Dunbar, Sir William, 114. 

Dunn's Cavalry, 107. 

Durnford, Lieut.-Gov., re letters of, 

Easterling, 107. 

East Mississippi Presbytery, re rec- 
ords of, 134. 

Education, re lists of educable chil- 
dren, 63. 

Elder, Rev. W. H., 94, 114. 

Election of officers, 41. 

Elections, re returns of, 70, 71, /2, 
105 ; re tickets of, 74. 

Eliot, Gov., re letters of, 48. 

Ellis, Hon. J. A., 10. 

Equalization Committee, re report 
of, 88. 

Eron Church, 134. 

I'A'ening Post. New York-. 16. 

h^xecutivc C^ommittee. duties of, 8; 
{personnel of, (). 

l^^xccutivo jour?iaIs, of Gov. Win- 
tlirop SaiL;rnt. 50; of John Steele, 
50; of Cow W. C. C. Claiborne, 
50; of Calo West. 50; of Robert 



140 



Executive journals — Con. 

Williams, 50 ; of Cowles Mead, 
50; of Gov. Robert Williams, 50. 

\ Falkner's Partisans, 106. 

I Farmer, Maj. Robert, re military 

I papers of, 48. 

j Federation of Women's Clubs. 23. 

\ Ferguson, Gen. S. W., 18. 

i Fewell, Senator J. W., re letters to, 

j 112. 

1 Fifth Annual Report of ^Mississippi 

• Department of Archives and His- 

i ;ory, 47. 

I Fines and forfeitures, re list of, 

i 84, 8s, 88. 

j First Mississippi Bank, re records 

j of, 34- 

': First Natchez Bank, 35, 36. 

! First Regiment Mississippi Mount- 

I ed Rifles. 61. 

I Fitz, Gideon, re memoranda of, 113. 

\ Foote, Gov. Henry S., re records in 

I administration of, 58, 59, 68, y6. 

\ Ford Theater, 33. 

\ Foster C., 18. 

I Foster, W. T., 18. 

j Fourth Louisiana Battery, 106. 

j Fourth Military District, re orders 

\ for, 61, 72 

f Franklin, 1 10, 

[ French archives, 6. 

I French, Gen. Samuel G., re papers 

\ of. 1 12, 113. 

j Galloway, Bishop Charles B., re 

I portrait of. 15. 25. 

V Galloway, L. G.. Secretary of State, 

I re records of, ^17. 

j Gan^hlin's C^avalrv. 107. 

; Garrisi^n. Hon. Bindley M.. 33. 

: General -\s<eiiil)ly of the Proshvte- 

\ ririn ("hurcli. re mimitos of. T35. 

General correspondence, see Corre- 
spnndc'iuw i>A'riei"al. 

Gctt\-s])un;, 110. 

Crilkni, Gen., y2. 

Girault, John R.. Auditor, re rec- 
ords of, 74. 



Goodman papers, 112. 
Governors' Records, 55-59. 
Grace, Capt., 105. 
Grimball, John A., Secretary of 

State, re records of, 67. 
Guide to Archives, 32. 
Guion, Capt. Isaac, in. 
Guion. Gov. John L, re records in 

administration of, 58, 68, 76. 
Guion papers, 114. 
Guyness, A. B., see J. W. McNail. 
Harley, T. B. J., re records of, 67. 
Hall, H. A., Assistant Secretary of 

State, re records of, 67. 
Hall of Fame, 14; re popularity of, 

40. 
Hamilton, Judge Peter J., 32. 
Ham's Battalion, 107. 
Harding, Lyman, 35. 
Harris, Attorney-General, loi. 
Harris, Col.. 102. 
Harris' Battalion, 107. 
Harvey's Scouts. 106. 
Hattison, Burton N., 13. 
Hearon, Prof. Cleo. 14. 
Hebron, Hon. John L., 10. 
Hemmingway, W"ilson, Secretary of 

State, re records of, 68. 
Historical Society, 24 ; re papers of, 

History of ^Mississippi, re divisions 

of, II. 12; re records of, 10. 
History of Pickens County, Ala,, 

135- 

History of the Presbyterian Con- 
trovers v, i^S- 

Hnbbs, Hon.^G. A.. 18. 

Holly Springs, re charter oi, 96. 

Holmes. Gov. David, 27. 35 : re rec- 
ords in administration of, 52. 55. 
66. 7.!. : re sketch of. n.f. 

Howard. .Vathan G., re pa])ors ot, 
1 12. 

Humphreys, Go\. \\. G.. re records 
in administration of. Oi. 02. '^^. 



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141 



Humphreys' Brig-ade, 104. 
Hurricane Rifles, no. 
Iberville Society, 32. 
Indian Antiquities, re Brevort But- 
ler collection of, 38. 
Indian Department, re journal of, 

52. 
Indian wars, re records of, 114. 
Inge, Capt., 106 
Inscription on Natchez Trace 

Boulder at Port Gibson, 3(^-37. 
Insolvencies, re list of, 82, 84, 86. 
Insurance companies, re records of, 

68, 74. 
Jackson, Gen. iVndrevv, 18. 
Jeff Davis Legion, 106. 
Jefferson College, 51. 
Jefferson Davis and His Field ^lar- 

shals, no. 
Jefferson Davis Papers, 13-14. 
Jefferson Flying Artillery, 106. 
Johnson, President, 61. 
Johnson, Thos. Gary, 135. 
Johnston, Gen. Jos. E., no. 
Johnston, William, re papers of, 

112. 
Johnstone, Gov., re letters of, 48. 
Jones, Dr. R. W., 5, 7, 9. 21, 23; 

re health and services of, 39. 
Joseph, 135. 
Journals of Senate and liouse of 

Representatives, 83. 96-99. 
Kemphis, Thomas A., 18. 
Kosciusko, 36. 
I-afayette, Marquis, 18. 
Lake George, 38. 
Land commissioners, re records of, 

82. 
Land office, re records of, 82. 
Lands, re warrants to survey, 49 ; 

re letters patent, mortgages. 

grants, leases, 4<): re deeds of 

C(jnve}ance, unredec.r.ed, r\)r- 

feited, lists of State, swamp and 

overdowed, 83; deeds to. 84; ;-(' 

hcloiigin,'-^ to r,evee IV^ard. sales 

and redemptions, 8:5. 84; railroad, 

84. 



La Salle, 13. 

Lavery; F. L., 18. 

Law Library Association, 100. 

Lay ton, Col. P. S., 109. 

Leake, Gov. Walter, 18, 36; re 
records of administration of, 56, 
66, 74. 

Lee County, re sketches of, 113. 

Lee, Robert E., 14. 

Lee, Gen. Stephen D., 25, 40. 

Legislation, 9. 

Legislative records, 54, 55, 89-96; 
7'e acts first to seventh sessions, 
89; eighth to twenty-fourth ses- 
sions, 90; twenty-hfth to forty- 
first sessions, 91 ; of called ses- 
sions, 91 ; re message of Gov. 
Quitman, 92; re sessions 1856- 
1858, 92 ; re papers, messages, 92 ; 
rr -committee on claims, 92; re 
communications from other 
States, 92 : re slavery, 92 ; re elec- 
tions minutes, proceedings, 
amendments, reports, records, 
bills, 93, 94, 95-98, 99; petitions, 
94. 95' resolutions, 94; 95; 98; 
journals, 94, 95 ; state convention, 
committee to investigate Gov- 
ernor /\mes, Cardoza impeach- 
ment, charges against treasurers 
of Amite and Pike Counties, par- 
dons by Governors Ames and 
Davis, contests, ()5 : re investiga- 
tion of A. and M. College, cliar- 
ter Holly Springs, 06; re journals 
of Senate and House of Ivcpre- 
senatives, 06, o*) : re revised code. 
Secession Convent i(^n. committee 
reports. 97 ; re constitutional con- 
vention of 1890, miscellaneous 
08. 

Leml\-. Mis- Bessie Car\-. 2^^. 

Letters, of Hunba-r Rowland to Sen- 
ate (,)i" Mississippi. 10; of Maj. 
Re;bert l\armer, 44 ; of Gov. John- 
st(^ne. 48; of [.ieiU.-G(n'. Browne, 
48; of Gov. Fliot. 48; of Lieut. - 
(lov. Durnford, 48: of Gov. Ches- 



142 



Letters of Dunbar Rowland — Con. 
ter, 48, 49 ; of Gen. Campbell, 49 ; 
of Secretary of State, 49 ; to Sen- 
ator J. \V. Fewell, 112; to Col. 
J. L. Powers and Dr. Dunbar 
Rowland, 113. 

Levee Board, re lands belonging to, 
83 ; re tax deeds, 83 ; re records 
of, 113. 

Levee commissioners, re reports of, 

113. 

Levee engineers, re reports of, 113. 

Lewis, Judge Seth, re autobiogra- 
phy of, 113. 

Lewis, Wm. T., 113. 

Licenses, re statements of, 85. 

Lincoln, Abraham, 33. 

Liquor traffic, 96. 

Lists, of voters, 94. 

Literary Fund, 56, re records of, 
III. 

Longino, Gov., re records in admin- 
istration of, 64. 

Love. Hon. W. A., 10, 18. 

Love, W. L., vs. Perry Peyton, re 
contest in House of Representa- 
tives, 96. 

Lovell, Mrs. Alice Quitman, 18. 

Lowry, Gov. Robert, re records in 
administration of, 62, 78. 

Lynch, Gov, Charles, re records in 
administration of, 57, 6y, 75. 

Mabry, Col. H. P., 110. 

iVIallory, John II., Auditor, re rec- 
ords of, 75. 

Mansion and capitol repairs, S^. 

Marking tlic Natchez Trace, 36. 

ALarshall, Rev. C. K., 114. 

^Tartin, Francis Xavier, 35. 

Martin, Judge T. X., 113. 

Masonic Secretary's Book, 113. 

Matthews, James F., Auditor, re 
records of, 68. 

Mat tl lews. (jov. Joseph \V., re rec- 
ords in administration of, 58, 08. 

Mayes. Judge Fdward, ^, 7, 9, 21, 
^3- 



Mead, Cowdes, 35 ; re administration 
of, 51. 

-Memorial to Men of the jNIalne, 40. 

Alemorials, to Legislature, 96. 

Messages, of Gov. Quitman to Leg- 
islature, 92. 

Mexican War Papers, 114. 

Military Order Books, 107-109; re 
general and special orders, corre- 
spondence, letter books, pass- 
ports, minutes, courts martial, 
T07-108; re register of commis- 
sions, appointments, resignations, 
transfers, petitions, substitutes, 
discharges, dut}, statements, 
claims, lists of soldiers, pay rolls, 
receipts and disbursements, 
vouchers, returns of stores, sup- 
plies, 108; re property returns, 
horses, 109. 

Military Records, 103-114. 

Militar'y Relief Tax, 85, 86. 

Elinor, Stephen, 35. 

IVIinute men, 106. 

^Minutes, meeting Board of Trus- 
tees, 6. 

^Miscellaneous and unimportant 
court records, 10 1. 

Miscellaneous and unimportant leg- 
islative papers, 99. 

Miscellaneous Military Papers, iio- 
III ; "Je^t'c^son l')avis and His 
^Marshals," re lists of military 
companies, agreement between 
Generals Johnston and Sherman, 
battles, troops, old scrap book, 
Spanish- American War roster, 
no; general and special orders, 
III. 

Miscellaneous Official Records, iii ; 
re journal, accounts, correspond- 
ence. pa(H'rs. statements, rcj^orts. 
records, archives, dav bex>k, 
money, 11 1. 

Mississif^pi Central R. R. Co., re 
records oi. 1 1 2. 



143 



Mississippi Confederate Rolls, 17. 
^Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, re 
\ roster of, 33. 

*^Iississippi Department of Archives 
I and History, re importance and 
[ character oi work of, 5, 6; rules 
\ and regulations of, 8, 9; re ap- 
j preciation of, 10 ; re use of coUec- 
I tions of, 14; re beginning of, 22', 
j re election of officers of, 41. 
^Mississippi, English Dominion, 48, 

fMississippi Federation of Women's 

Clubs, 23. 
iMississioni, French Dominion, 4S- 

I 47. ' 

Mississippi Historical Society, 22; 
f re papers of, 113. 
fMississippi history, re divisions of, 
9, 10; re records of, 11, 12; re 
i military history of, 16. 
[Mississippi Industrial Institute and 
I College, 24. 
(Mississippi Provincial Archives, 45- 

I Mississippi vSociety D. A. R., 37. 
j Mississippi, Spanish Dominion, 49. 
i Mississippi Territorial Archives, 50- 

\ 53- 
Mississippi lerritory, 13; re Early 

Times in, 114. 
Mobile Centenary Celebration, 32, 
40. 
I Monroe, 134. 

1 Montgomery's Battalion, 107. 
i Morris. Attorney-General, loi. 
I Mosely. Rev. J. \V.. Sr., 135. 
j Mt. Carmel Church, 134. 
I Mt. Zion Church, 134. 
j Murrah, Fiishop \V. B., 5, 9, 21. 
I Muster Rolls, 103. 
j McAfee. Col. Madison, 109. 
McGuirk. Co!.. 107. 
McKaiu"in. ( lov. A. J., re portrait 
('•f, 14: re records in adminislra- 
tinii of, 63, 64, 65. 
McXair, 107. 



McNeil, J. W., vs. George S. Dodds 
and A. B. Guiness, re contest of 
in House of Representatives, 96. 

McNutt, Gov. Alexander G., re rec- 
ords in administration of. 58, 67, 
75 ; re papers of sent to Legisla- 
ture, III. 

McRae, Gov. John J., re records in 
administration of, 58, 59, 65, 68, 

76, 77- 

McWillie Gov. Wm., re record in 
administration of, 59, 62, 68, 77. 

Natchez, 34, 35, 36. 

Natchez District, 36; re Early 
Times in, 114. 

Natchez Fencibles, 114. 

Natchez Trace, re marking, 36, 37. 

Nation, The, 16. 

National archives building, 6, 17. 

Newspaper hies, 40-41 ; alphabetic- 
ally arranged, 1 14-125. 

Norwood, Hon. J. E., 10. 

North Mississippi Presbytery, re 
records of, 133. 

Officers and committees, Board of 
Trustees, 9. 

Official and Statistical Register, 15 ; 
of 1912, 30. 

Official Guide to Historical ^^late- 
rials in Mississippi Department of 
Archives and History, 43. 

Old Capitol, re preservation of, ^^7- 

38- 

Ordnance Department, 109; re cor- 
respondence, valuation oi guns, 
accounts, stores, receipts, requi- 
sitions, [mrchases, supplies, sales, 
arms, ammunition, employees, re- 
ports and lists, 109. 
Original papers, 48-49. 
Orleans. Territory of, see Territory 
of Orleans. 
1 (^sterhaus. ^ len.. 61. 
1 Over-asscssmcuts, '^2. 
I 0\ster fisheries, 96. 
I l^mola Guards. 1 ro. 
I Patten, Col., 102. 



144 



Patton, Rev. Dr., 113. 

Penitentiary, re accounts of, 85, 86. 
Pensacola, 107. 

Perkins, J. B., see V. B. Waddell. 
Petitions to Legislature, 96. 
Pettus Flying- Artillery, 106. 
Pettus, Gov. John J., 28; re records 
in administration of, 59, 62, 68, 

77- 
Peyton, I^Irs. Annie Coleman, re 

portrait of, 23. 
Peyton Battalion, 107. 
Peyton Memorial Committee, 23. 
Perry, Perry, see W. L. Love. 
Phillips, Judge, 100. 
Physical Condition of Archives, 29- 

30- 
Pickens County, Ala., re history of, 

US- 

Planters Bank, 35 ; re reports of, 
I II. 

Pleasant Springs Church, 134. 

Poindexter, Gov. George, 35 ; re 
records in administration of, 56, 
66, 74. 

Police, re lists of boards of, 85 ; re 
orders of boards of, 85, 86. 

Port Gibson boulder, 36, 37. 

Port Gibson Reveille, 37. 

Portrait comnu'ttee, duties of, 8; 
persoimel of, 9. 

Portraits, of Gov. A. J. ^IcLaurin, 
14; of Bishop Charles B. Gallo- 
way, 17; of Gov. Robert Wil- 
liams, 40. 

Powell, Judge Robert, 10. 

Power, George 1)., no. 

Powt-r, C(j1. J. L., re letters to, 113. 

I'owers. Gov. R. C, re records in 
administration of. 62. 68, yS. 

Pray, fudge I'. R. R., 100. 

Rrcnii->^. S. S.. 3^. 

Probytenini Cliurrh, re miin'.tes of 
(ieneral Assembly of, 135. 

Presbyterian Controversy, re hi-tory 
^^^ CxS- 



Presbyterian Historical Almanac, 
III. 

Presbyterianism and Religious Lil)- 
erty in Colonial and Revolution- 
ary Times, 135. 

Preservation of the Old Capitol, 37- 

President, duties of, 8. 

Preston, Hon. J. R., 5, 7, 9, 21, 23; 
resolution of, re appropriation, 7. 

Price, Col. C. M., 102. 

Privilege tax, 89. 

Provincial Archives, 15. 

Provisional government, re period 
of, 60, 65. 

Public Record Office, 50. 

Quitman, Gov. John A., 36; re rec- 
ords in administration of, 57, 58, 
68. 76 ; re message of to Legisla- 
ture, 92. 

Railroad lands, 84. 

Railroads, re papers concerning, 
112. 

Ramsey, i\Irs. Carrie W., 23. 

Rankin County, 61. 

Ratiiff, Capt. W. T., 5, 7, 21, 23. 

Real and personal assessment rolls, 
yS, 79. 80, 81, 82. 

Reconstruction, Note 62. 

Records of Mississippi History, ir, 
12, 26, 27; of War Department. 
15-17; of reconstruction period. 
29; of other departments, 30; of 
the First Mississippi Bank, 34- 
36; Auditors, 53, 74. yS: treas- 
urers, 54, 89; legislative, 54-55- 
89-(;6 ; executive. 55-5<'); Secre- 
tary of State. 66-74; re assess- 
ment rolls. y>^-S2\ Auditi^rs' mis- 
cellaneous and unimi)urtant rec- 
ords, lOT, 102; Adiutant-6ien- 



eral's recorr!^, lo.^-in-; (^(^nfed 
erate military records. 103-111 
auij 1 louse of Representatives 
96-90; miscellaneous and unim- 
portant legislative jxipers, oo 
court records. c)9-io] ; misccila- 



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Records of Miss, History — Con. 
neous and unimportant court rec- 
ords, loi, 102; Adjutant-Gener- 
al's records, 102-103, Confederate 
military records, 103-111 ; miscel- 
miscellaneous official records, 
II; unofficial papers, 112-113; 
J. F. H. Claiborne collection, 
114; newspaper files, 114-133. 

Reed, Judge R. F., 10. 

Reese, David, Chapter D. A. R., re 
memorial tablet of to men of the 
Maine, 40. 

Register, of military appointments, 
52 ; of appointments of county 
officers, 52, 65, 66. 

Registrars, re lists of, '/2. 

Reports, on rules and regulations. 

Resolutions, re appropriations, 7. 

Retrospect, A, 21-23. 

Returns, of elections, 52, 68, 69, 70: 

of census, 72, 73. 
Reuben Davis Brigade, 105. 
Richards, John, Auditor, re records 

of, 74. 
Riley, Dr. F. L., 5, 7, 21, 23. 

Riots, re records of, 62. 

Ripley, 109. 

Robertson, J. A., re list of docu- 
ments of, 50. 

Roster, historical, of Union and 
Confederate armies, 6, 32-34; re 
Mississippi Confederates, 33. 

Rowland, Dr. Dunbar, re appropri- 
ation to for translation, 7. 9, 18, 
41 ; letter of to Senate of ^^lissis- 
sippi, 10. 

Rowland, Mrs. Dunbar, re com- 
mendation of, 15 ; inscription by, 

Rules and regulations, 7-9. 

Runnels, Cov. 1 fii-ani ( j., re records 
in administration of, 57, t^y ; re 
records of as Auditor, 75. 

Sabine River, 50. 

Salem, re battle of, 108. 
10 



Salt Department, re operations of, 
S6. 

Samson, 135. 

Saunders, Augustus B., Auditor, 
re records of, 75. 

Sargent, Gov. Winthrop, 35 ; re ex- 
ecutive journal of, 50. 

School commissioners, re report of. 
68. 

Scott, Gov. A. M., re records in ad- 
ministration of, ^y, 67. 

Sear's Brigade, 107. 

Secretary of State, re letters of, 48, 
49 ; re records of, 66-74. 

Seminary Lands, re records of sale 
of, 75', 85, III. 

Senate of Mississippi, letter of Dun- 
bar Rowland to, 10. 

Series, EE, 65-66; F (records of 
the , Secretary of State), 66-74; 
Series FF, 74; G, 74-78; H, 89; 
I, 89-96; J, 99-102; K, 102-103; 
L. 103-11 1 ; M, in; N, 1 11-114 ; 
E, 55; A, 50; B, 53; C, 54; D, 

54-55. 

Seven Stars Light x\rtillery, 106. 

Sevier letters and papers, 114. 

Sharkey, Gov. William L., re rec- 
ords in administration of, 60, 61. 

Sheriffs' accounts, 86. 

Sherman, Gen. W. T., no. 

Shields. Capt., 105. 

Sinking Fund, in. 

Slavery, re bills relating to, 92. 

Slaves, re lists of auction sales of, 

84. 
Smiley. Rev. ]., 114. 
Smitli. Mrs. Austin \\ ., 16. 
Smith, B. ¥., 16. 
Smith, Dr. Justin H., 12. 
Smith. Gen. M. L., 1 10. 
Smith, Xelsr,n I''.. 135. 
Smith, Cnl. R. A.. 89. 
SnuTua Cinu-ch. 134.. 
Southern R. R. Co.. re papers of, 

112. 



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Stamps, Samuel. Secretary of State- ' 

re records of, 68. 
Stanford's Battery, 106. 
Stanton. Edwin AL, 13. 
State Blind Asylum, re records of 

State property, re list of turned over 
to Federal authorities, 60. 

State University, re report of, 68. 

Steele. John, 36; re administration 
of, 50. 

Stevens, Talbert. 16. 

Stewart, Lieut. -Col. J. D., no. 

Stockett, W. J., 112. 

Stone, Gov. John M., re records in 
administration of, 62, 64, 65, 68, 
69, ^"6. 

Stubbs' Battalion, 107. 

Superintendent, of State Lunatic 
Asylum, re records of, 59, Cri. 

Superintendent, of State Peniten- 
tiary, re records of, 59. 

Supervisors' Courts, re reports of, 
87, 88. 

Swann, George T., Auditor, re rec- 
ords of, "](:>. 

Synod, of r\lississippi, re records of, 

Tallabencla Church. 134. 

Tallahatchie County, 96. 

Tax, re nn'litary relief, 86. 87 ; re 
special, '^y ; re cotton, 86 ; re priv- 
ilege and liquor, 88 ; re Treas- 
urers' Fund, 86; levee deeds, 89; 
privilei^'-e, 89. 

Tax collectors, re reports of, 85, 86, 

1 ax lists, 86, 87 ; re county, '^'j ; re 
insolvent, 87, 8S ; re constitutional 
convention, "^^y . 

Tax sales, 86, ^-j , 88, 89. 

Taxalilc lands, re lists of, 89. 

Ta\li)r. John. 35. 

Teachers' l-'und I'ax, 88. 

Territory of ( )rlean-. 53. 

Thompson, ?klrs. Lily Wilkinson. 
23- 



n 



Thompson, Judge R. H., 5, 7, 0, 
21, 23. 

Thornton, Col. J. J., 103 ; re pa- 
pers of, 103. 

Tilghman's Brigade, 107. 

Title page, i, 19. 

Tombeckbee Presbytery, re records 

of, 133-134- 

Transcripts, of European Archives 
12-13 ; of Provincial Archives. 31. 

Treasurer's records, 54, 89. 

Trustees, Board of, 9; re confirma- 
tion of, 10; re twelfth mcetim; 
of, 21 ; re earnestness of, 21, 22; 
re meeting of, 23-24. 

Tucker, Gov. T. ]\L, re records in 



67, 7 



/j /D 



re 



administration of, 58 

memoranda of, 113. 
Turner, Edward, 35. 
Tyson, J. PL, 18. 
Tyson, W. PL PL, iS. 
Union Bank of ^Mississippi, in. 
Unity Giurch, 134. 
LTnofficial Papers, 112-113; private 

papers, letters, correspondence. 

reports, estimates, biograpliicd 

memoranda, sketches, records, 

112, 113. 
Use of Department's collections. 14. 
Voters, re lists of, 72. 
Vouchers, 88 : re Teachers' Fund. 

^%. 
Waddell, V. B. vs. J. B. Perkins, re 

contest in State Senate, 96. 
Wahalak Church. 134. 
W'ailes, Airs. Nellie. 113. 
Walker, Robert J.. 14, 3^. 
Walthall, Miss Francis PL, 12. 
Walthalhs Brigade, 107. 
War Dejiartmont Records. 15-17- 
Warrants to survey lands. 49. •'^;' 

85. %G. '?,'^\ re ju.;licia'y. 88. 
Wa-hingti>n, re archi\-es of to-sn 

of, iir, T12. 
Watson's Ikittery. T06. 
Webb, Caj)t., 107. 



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West, Cato, 2y ; re administration 

of, 51. 
Wharton, T. J., 18. 
W'hite Cavalry, 107. 
White, Prof. J. M., 5, 7, 10, 21, 23. 
Whitehurst, Wm. N., re papers of, 

112, 113. 
Wilkinson Rifles, no. 
Williams, Daniel, Secretary of 

State, re records of, (^6. 
Williams, Senator John Sharp, 17. 
Williams, Gov. Robert, 35, 40; re 

administration of, 51. 



W^inston County, re sketches of, 

113- 
Wirt Adams' Regiment, 106. 
Wither's Artillery, 107. 
Wood's Brigade, 107. 
Woodward, Thos. B., Secretary of 

State, re records of, 67. 
Wright, Mrs. Annie Minis, 23. 
Wyatt, re battle of, loS. 

Yazoo County, 62, no. 



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